[sf-lug] Linux Hater's Blog

jim jim at well.com
Tue Jul 29 15:30:21 PDT 2008

   a friend of mine expects in time there'll be 
vending machines into which we can drop quarters, 
twiddle a few buttons and dials, and out drops 
a custom chip. until that time, open source 
hardware will work for those with silicon 
foundries, it seems to me. 
   anybody know the latest on the LinuxBIOS 

On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 14:23 -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> hi 
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
>         A look at the other side of the
>         coin...http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com/
>         Its quite amusing, actually :-)
> I ordinarily don't read trolls' work.  Trolls feed on attention.  Deny
> them attention and they die.  I prefer to see them die, and so I
> normally ignore them. 
> However, I have heard it said that this guy (linuxhater) is actually a
> premier bug reporter, and so I will sometimes follow a link to his
> blog if someone I respect, such as Sameer, links to him in an email or
> post.  Otherwise, I ignore him. 
> In this case, LinuxHater criticizes the Linux community for producing
> too many distros, and claims that is the reason for the Foxconn
> problem.  The funny thing about this column is how he ends it, by
> suggesting that the hardware and BIOS be open sourced.  I'm not sure
> if LinuxHater is a GNU-Linux hater of if it is just a schtick.  He
> obviously has a lot of knowledge about Linux.  Here is how he ends his
> column:
> "Of course, in the end, there's only one freetard answer to this whole
> mess. Open source the hardware design and BIOS implementation! Then
> even if there are bugs, the community will fix them eventually..."
> Nonetheless, even if he is a pro-Linux guy using the LinuxHater gag as
> a schtick, I don't need to read his stuff, unless, as I say, Sameer
> links to it.  Or maybe Rick Moen.  Maybe.  heh.    ;-)
> -- 
> Christian Einfeldt,
> Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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