[sf-lug] "OLPC ready to scrap Linux??" (zdnet)

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Wed Apr 23 13:43:22 PDT 2008

Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Usr Bin Sh (usr.bin.sh at gmail.com):
>> Did anybody read this:
>> "OLPC ready to scrap Linux??"
>> http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3772
>> Some strange waving goes around OLPC. The poster Richard Koman
>> "misspels" Open Source as "open saucers" and "open-sauce" and calls
>> OSS folks by names. Is it just angry reporter or the story has much
>> deeper roots?
> The "open sauce" gag is a traditional one from tabloid-style IT articles at
> _The Inquirer_ (http://www.theinquirer.net/).  You seem not to have
> noticed that reporter Koman isn't himself adopting that rather tiresome
> and jejune style, only quoting directly from an _Inquirer_ article.
> Koman's article itself appears quite rational -- and he agrees with Ed
> Cherlin's equally sound _OLPC News_ article.  (You delve into the public
> comments at the bottom of Koman's piece at your peril, however.)
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Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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