[clug] Why do we do what we do in Linux? [was Re: Text editor]
bryan at netspeed.com.au
Thu Oct 30 04:48:50 MDT 2014
Briefly again, Scott:
> Subject to usual
> restrictions that apply when someone "demands" someone "do something"
> (bully for them).
Well, of course there's no consideration, and thereby lacks a contract!
> For those that don't find an responsive audience there is always the
> option of "forking off" - which is one reason there are many hundreds of
> Linux distributions.
I'd like a consumer guide to those.
> Like the, um, ultra-conservative Christians who
> demand the term "daemon" no be used.
I had a Protestant fundie boss who objected to a Stephen King fancier's
naming servers like Thor and Satan. As a result, the back-end guy quit!
> Or those that just like ponys (too
Yeah, the politically-correct syrup. Like those above mentioned servers
got renamed "Bilby" and the like!
> You'd have to give me an instance when dire warnings from users have
> been ignored by developers. Especially that those instances are
More generally, Australia is one of the countries most direly in the
sights of global warming. Yet we have a federal government rated
worst-performing on the environment!
> I've never been able to differentiate between psychic ability and
> clinical psychosis - or outright fraud.
When I was studying yoga-teaching, I got to be very in touch. So when a
student turned up early AM belching--I sent him off to the canteen to
eat breakfast! My colleagues thought I was psychic.
> I'm familiar with Greek mythology, but not offended by your assumption
> that I'm classically ignorant.
Contributors to this e-mail list have complained that my statements
lacked sufficient explanation!
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