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Dennis Byron Loses It (Updatedx2)

"Bring out the gimp"

GNOME imageOnce again, the Dennis Byron 'analyst' [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] is trying to characterize FFII (or derivatives) as a front group for Google, IBM, Red Hat and Sun. Oh, he forgot to lump some others like Oracle into this, did he not?

To quote some comments from Dennis himself:

JohnMurphy, interesting analysis. Do you think that English has been somehow influenced by Europeans and terrorists? This worries me. If they attack the language Jesus spoke, who knows what they would do next. Do you think Linux is funded by a vast left-wing anti-business conspiracy? It seems the only plausible explanation to me. What do you suggest?

[...]

BTW, if those Eurolinux fanbois suggest I'm a Microsoft lover, they'd be wrong. It's true that I run Vista but only because Linux sucks. I tried to plug in a mouse and I had to spend an hour on the forums finding out how to rebuild the kernel with mouse support. It's ridicolous, and a waste of tax paeyers money. If I owned MSFT stock, which I don't, I'd sell it all and buy AAPL. I mean, have you seen the iPhone? So, you see, I am not a Microsoft astroturfer.

[..].

time2money: I'm a eurolinuxfanboi and I'm offended by your post. If that's the best you can do, you're no better than a fascist terrorist yourself. Anyway I think you're a windows troll, I've seen you on other forums and you always claim to be a linux user yet you can never get your mouse working. C'mon.

[...]

Please stop these posts, thank you.


Gosh, what a self exposition. "Eurolinuxfanboi"? I'm still laughing. Even worse than Rob Enderle [1, 2, 3], who too has implicitly compared Linux users to 9/11 terrorists and zealots. More hilarity at Linux Today. It's too embarrassing to link to directly.

Amanda McPherson [1, 2] (Linux Foundation [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]) fell for an invitation from him a couple of weeks back. Fortunately, some editors appear to be gradually finding out who he really is.

For actual news from Digistan, see the following announcement about the Hague Declaration:

The Hague Declaration calls on governments to:

1. Procure only information technology that implements free and open standards; 2. Deliver e-government services based exclusively on free and open standards; 3. Use only free and open digital standards in their own activities.


Thanks for the laugh, Dennis.

Update: The FFII folks have just countered with "Alpha-lunatic attack on Digistan and the Hague declaration."

Update #2: More here from Glyn Moody. It's quite funny and insightful. He pays attention to the use of the term "anti-Microsoft", which substitutes "anti corruption", conveniently enough. We have been through such use of negative labels before.

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