[sf-lug] Linux Hater's Blog
sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Jul 29 15:56:58 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
I don't know about custom chips, but you can definitely get custom
ice-cream from a vending machine, powered by Linux!
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 14:23 -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
>> A look at the other side of the
>> 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
>> "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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