[sf-lug] Fedora dealing with UEFI

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jun 5 09:22:37 PDT 2012

Quoting Dennis Harrison (dennisharrisn at gmail.com):

> However, know that most people won't bother to tell you how much your
> passive-aggressive behavior puts them off.

Boy, are -you- barking up the wrong tree.

I've never been passive a day in my life, and you'll never in all your
days meet anyone who's more extremely and to-a-fault direct and blunt.
Agressive?  Absolutely.  Passive?  Not in a million years.

If you're going to go around giving people unsolicited psychobabble
advice, you should please at least get your categories right.

Now, let's review.  Bobbie quotes a misleading ITworld.com headline (and
matching ITworld.com URL) that people all over the Internet who read
shallowly have been parroting in order to unfairly slag Fedora Linux,
i.e., Red Hat, Inc., which as usual has been doing thankless basic
engineering work and attempting to ensure that all Linuxes can run on
the next generation of hardware.  

Unlike Grant the Ubuntu flack, and apparently unlike you and unlike
Bobbie, I actually care about whether the truth of Linux news gets out
and is understood -- and acted to very simply correct the gross
misstatement of fact and the _utterly_ unfair smearing of the Fedora
Project by pointing out that the story Bobbie quoted is simply wrong.  I
also said specifically why.  (I said nothing about Bobbie herself, of
course, that being specifically not my intention.)

Bobbie came back with a pretty incoherent complaint that she'd somehow
been mistreated because I'd failed to quote the line where she said it
was from Usenset -- as if that had anything whatsoever to do with the
point that she'd posted something that was simply wrong and was GROSSLY
unfair and borderline defamatory towards the Fedora Project and Red Hat,

Into this picture leapt Grant Bowman the Ubuntu publicist and Canonical,
Ltd. lapboy, severely in conflict of interest as usual, to take a
personal shot at the person who'd pointed out that Ubuntu's competitor
had been unfairly slagged.

And finally, you step in and call me passive -- of all things -- and
suggest I need to 'pay more attention'.  

Well, thanks, Dennis.  I have just paid attention.  Now, I need to get
busy with other things.

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