Anyway, I have better uses of my time than to waste another minute with you.
Die in a fire, you anti-hellenic faggot.
But wouldn't faggots be pro-hellenic, or are the stories I heard about 'doing it like Greeks' incorrect?
We knew what was going on when you ran your anti-IBM campaign, sometimes even positioning yourself as arguing on behalf of our community. It was a way to lend credence to IBM and MS arguments during the SCO issue. To state otherwise is deceptive, perhaps even self-deceptive.
Florian, you would not be devoting all of this text to explaining yourself if you didn't feel the need to paint your actions in a positive light. That comes from guilt, whether you admit it to yourself or not.
Go write your app, and if you actually get to make any money with it you can give thanks, because it will happen despite what you worked for previously. Keep a low profile otherwise because your credibility is well and truly blown and you can only make things worse. And maybe someday you can really move past this part of your life. But I am not holding out much hope.
So, I see this as rationalization.
The fact is, you took a leadership position, and later turned your coat for reasons that perhaps made sense to you. But they don't really make sense to anyone else. So, yes, everyone who supported you then is going to feel burned.
You also made yourself a paid voice that was often hostile to Free Software, all the way back to the SCO issue. Anyone could have told you that was bound to be a losing side and you would be forever tarred with their brush.
So nobody is going to believe you had any reason but cash, whatever rationalization you cook up after the fact. So, the bottom line is that you joined a list of people who we're never going to be able to trust or put the slightest amount of credibility in.
And ultimately it was for nothing. I've consistently tried to take the high road and it's led to a pretty good income, I would hazard a guess better than yours, not just being able to feel good about myself.
Meh, it's easy to find people with skill. With values, OTOH...
You have a point.
You had my curiosity, then I read this:
ESR says he'll match funds toward the purchase of the needed hardware, so if you want to help drive him into bankruptcy, now's your chance.
Now you have my attention.
(Not enough to RTFS however. This is Slashdot...)
I had heard of it, but never used it until earlier this year. I wanted some custom bottle caps made and the company only accepted files made with very expensive programs... or Inkscape.
~ if you want to stay married long you had better answer correctly.
Wife: "Honey, does this dress make me look fat?"
Husband: (curls up into fetal position and starts sobbing quietly to himself)
A huge amount of the patents approved in the US boil down to "a system and methodology for doing something well known, but with a (computer|cell phone|tablet)". They're crap patents.
You're not innovating,
Yes, we are! We have increased efficiency! Used to be that one had to actually invent something useful, but we've found a way to go around all that, going directly from "something already done often, and by many" to "magic computer pixie dust, nyeh!" in one step.
And the vast majority of these patents are paid for by your asshole corporations with the full knowledge they're lousy patents to begin with.
It is the nature of capitalism to do the least possible to get the most profit. Reduce effort to zero and profit goes to infinity!
Fuck America and your deluded view about how awesome you are.
And yet, "Canada's Pants" runs the whole show.
You're a country which started off ignoring everyone else's patents and copyrights. So why the hell should the rest of the world give a shit about the stuff you do? Especially since you often just patent things other people have already invented.
Because we convinced you that we're too legit to quit. NOW who's the sucker?
Americunts go fuck yourself.
We do, regularly, and dry, too. Ever hear of Ferguson?