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Comment: Re:I never ever commented on the SCO issue in any (Score 1) 187

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.

Comment: Re:Bruce, I know why u r disappointed. Let me expl (Score 1) 187

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.

Comment: Re:This could be really good for Debian (Score 5, Insightful) 555

by Bruce Perens (#48188887) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
I am beginning to be wary of systemd, but no. I am talking about anal-retentive policy wonks who believe they only make the distribution for themselves and have (perhaps without intending to) systematically marginalized Debiian and made the project a whore to Ubuntu.

Comment: Re:First taste of Mac OS X (Score 1) 305

by Guy Harris (#48171261) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Oddly, most things on Mac are Command+. However, on the command line, Ctrl+C is still used to break a program.

That's not a bug, that's a feature.

On most other UN*X desktops, most keyboard sequences for copying are Ctrl+C, and, on the command line, Ctrl+C is used to break a program, but, in the terminal emulator window, you have to use Shift+Ctrl+C to copy, because, well, you still use Ctrl+C to break a program, just as you've done for a while on UN*X (back to the 1980's, at least, if you used BSD back then, otherwise more like the 1990's when it displaced DEL).

On OS X, most keyboard sequences for copying are Ctrl+C, including copying in the terminal emulator window, and you still use Ctrl+C to break a program, so you can still use Ctrl+C the way God^WDigital Equipment Corporation intended, and the way it works on most UN*Xes these days, but you can use the same key sequence for copying in Terminal that you use elsewhere.

My Mac has been set up to be case insensitive. LS, GrEp, cAT, TAIl all behave as if they had been typed lowercase.

Yes, the OS X file system is set up as case-insensitive by default, so file names - including command names - don't have to be typed with the exact case of the file name.

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself. -- A.H. Weiler