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11.17.07

Request for Contributions (Posts) from Readers

Posted in Novell, OpenSUSE, Site News at 9:00 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

A long time ago we stated that this site strives to be driven by its readers, not editors. We wish for the site to represent those whose views intersect with the theme. Anything that you send me or Shane to publish would be great (my E-mail, by the way, is roy at schestowitz dot com and I don’t know how frequently checks his E-mail these days).

The site still reaches thousands of people per day, including Novell, Xandros, Microsoft and Red Hat employees. Diversity and volume counts because we do not want this site to be seen as the sole voice or just two people. There are certainly others who vocally oppose the deal if the following new post from Ed is anything to go by.

If we go by the likes of Slashdot posts and comments, the bulk of Open Source developers and users bear a strong antipathy for even the free community version, openSUSE.

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Perhaps it’s unfair to liken the strong stand some take to mere politics or to religion, but it sure looks like it. Yes, I find a solid reason to condemn some of the things Microsoft has done based on my faith, and Novell, too.

Opposition to Novell’s actions needs to be heard because the mainstream media turns a blind eye. We still have opportunities to have ourselves heard. I should hopefully have my interview with RMS ready for publishing in Datamation fairly soon. I’ve asked him about the Novell issue, among others.

So, to repeat the take-home message, please do send us contributions (short essays) and we’ll gladly publish them. The more, the merrier.

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  1. eet said,

    November 18, 2007 at 4:25 am

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    Nah; I don’t think your readers reach quite the level of lunacy that is standard for your blog.

    Anyway, did you know that openSUSE about doubles its userbase from version to version? You’re very ill-advised to take Slashdot-comments as an indicator for anything.

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from an abusive Internet troll

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