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So how free is free, if for everything that we buy there's an "ad tax" that we pay that goes towards paying everything ad-supported? Wouldn't everything be much cheaper if without the ad-tax that, in addition to paying for everything ad-supported, must also pay the advertising industry?
But the ad industry has probably done a good job of presenting itself as oil, rather than sand, in the cogworks of our economy
Most importantly it should be made of a fun community, a welcoming community.
Some of the higher profile projects are hard to get patches into, get help from or are for are really run by companies.
what open source projects do you know of that have a nice, welcoming community, one of the spirit of the open source communities of old."
I see a few options:
1) Do nothing
2) Tell the owner of the machine to stop sending spam
3) Block the machine
I understand that the spam is not always being sent by the owner of the machine as such, and that their machine is most likely compromised and is part of a botnet. What I don't understand is why the botnets are not dismantled by the ISPs. The way to do this is obvious, if a machine has had a spam complaint made against it, the ISP should warn the owner, and that warning should include information about botnets, rootkits, viruses, trojans, phishing scams and so on, it should also include information about virus checkers, firewalls and other software to protect the users from as much harm as possible. More importantly the ISP should inform the users HOW TO GET RID OF THE INFECTION.
Yes I agreee that none of this is as simple as it sounds, but then again trying to bock that 90% of email, the viruses, the compromised web sites is not an easy task either.
So, I am curious, has anyone here know any example of an ISP activly helping any of their customers clean up their machine ?"
What framework/libraries/tools would you use in order to code a GUI for a long-term multiplatform GNU project?"