[sf-lug] Linux Hater's Blog

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Jul 29 15:56:58 PDT 2008

jim wrote:
>    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 
> project? 

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:
>> 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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