[sf-lug] Big progress on launchpad's bug number one

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jan 7 12:43:27 PST 2013

Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):

> I am pretty happy with Canonical's behavior, over all.

I'm glad you're happy, and that so very little is required to make you

> How is the FOSS community going to achieve mass adoption?

You keep asking me such questions -- as you have at intervals over the
past decade without apparently learning anything -- as if they were
somehow my problem[0], which fundamental assumption I long ago pointed
out is simply incorrect:

1.  My world would not be materially improved by mass adoption or lack
thereof of pretty much anything.[1]  2.  There is no reason to think that a
'mass-market' commercial success based on the Linux kernel would be open
source in any significant way, and you yourself have just provided yet
another counter-example in the form of ChromeOS.  

As really ought to be extremely obvious, it's really easy to host dismal
proprietary rubbish atop Linux.  Your assumption that you would not be
asked under contract from your employer to use dismal proprietary
rubbish if 'Linux is mainstream' is very obviously a total non-sequitur.

[0] And using clueless antimarketing like the inept term 'FOSS'.

[1] However, FWIW every TiVo, every Android-based smartphone and tablet,
and every embedded Linux SOHO WAP is mass adoption.  Your
proprietary-desktop world is not all of computing.

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