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Better to Understand Than to Regret

Posted in Boycott Novell, Site News at 10:55 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Why so controversial?

WE COULD easily cover many important issues that are typically posted only as links and snippets, but instead we choose to cover the more important issues that have a greater effect on the adoption of GNU/Linux and Free software; if not at the moment (short-term gain), then later.

Getting excited over short-lived wins is no route to success. “Picasa! Ubuntu!! Mono!! Linspire with patent protection and Live search!” To be deceived by this is to allow oneself to fall into traps, so we try to explore and explain this situation, and particularly how to improve things.

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  1. selller_liar said,

    October 18, 2008 at 2:49 pm


    Thanks Roy!

    Continue with work and never stops.Forget stupid people.

  2. xISO_ZWT said,

    October 18, 2008 at 4:09 pm


    Los “troles y astroturfers” se condenaran con sus propias acciones. La naturaleza de ellos es la vagancia. Ellos venden lo que le quedaban de integridad (si la tenían en algún momento), al el primer peso que se asombre. Putas que son. Vendiéndose a la corrupción de Microsoft, Intel y otros monopolistas – los abusadores y molestadores de ninos (recuerden OLPC; los departamentos de educación mundial, especialmente la África del Sur, Nigeria, Portugal, Brasil; la lista es larga).

    Pelea la batalla sin cesar. Nada que tenga valor viene sin trabajo. Libre alberdria es un derecho de la raza de humanos libre, con conciencia limpia y el que impide esa alberdria es peor que un demonio.

  3. Jose_X said,

    October 18, 2008 at 10:09 pm


    More or less this is what the prior poster said:

    >> Trolls and astroturfers are condemned by their very actions. Their natural tendency is laziness. They sell what is left of their integrity (if they ever had any to begin with) for the first buck offered. Prostitutes! Selling out to the corruption of Microsoft, Intel, and other monopolists — child abusers and child molesters (remember OLPC; school departments around the world, especially in South Africa, Nigeria, Portugal, and Brasil; the list goes on).

    >> Let’s keep the fight up. Nothing that is worthwhile comes easily.

    [I skipped the last long sentence because I did not know and could not figure out the meaning of "alberdria".]

  4. xISO_ZWT said,

    October 19, 2008 at 12:58 am


    Alberdria: volition: the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing, unfettered choice.

    The last long sentence: Freedom of choice and will is the right of a free society, with a clean conscience and whomever wants to take away that volition is worse than a demon.

    – for my brothers who cannot convey their feelings. We may be in “under-developed” states and not so doing well financially. Yet, thanks to FOSS contributors we have a chance to better ourselves through education, sharing of knowledge and ideas without the stigma of being labeled “a thief” of services rendered.

    We do not lie to ourselves or others. Monopolists may think us second hand citizens looking for a handout; nothing is further away from that type of thought. We do not want what you have, Mr(s) corporate lackey. A mind infested with greed, corruption and the need to exert your will over someone else is nothing short of neural atrophy and/or schizophrenia.

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    October 19, 2008 at 1:54 am


    Thanks. I wondered what it said.

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