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Comment Another angle (Score 1) 619

East germany is capitalist. It WAS communist but no more is. If you were raised in a capitalist country, let's imagine your country suddently become communist. All your youth you have been fed capitalist propaganda (oh yes, you have) and now you have to live under communism. Will you just say: well ok, the rules have changed and I will play by the new rules? I bet most of you will just fight the system, cheat it and feel proud about it. People raised in communist states have been fed communist propaganda, which does not work under capitalist rule. The problem is not capitalism or communism it's system change.

Comment Re:Advantage over other source hosting services? (Score 1) 120

I just looked it up on the web. It's a no-go because:
  1. Only the trial version is free. With more than 5 users, it cost money.
  2. The code is private, there do not seem to be a way to share it

It's not the same service. I would maybe consider it for proprietary software but it does not replace SF.net or Github.

Comment Re:Simple... (Score 3, Informative) 120

Not sure they can. I don't think Github get to decide what license to apply to the code they host. The code belongs to the author until he grants Github a license. If the user doesn't do it explicitly, I'm afraid Github is distributing the code illegally. I don't think Github is allowed to add a public domain license file by default.

Comment Advantage over other source hosting services? (Score 2) 120

I'm using SourceForge.net and am happy with it, although there are some minor things I don't like about it: heavy use of JavaScript, the web layout is weak (size set in pixels, no attention made to accessibility, etc...) but overall I didn't find anything better short of hosting myself. I considered Google code, Launchpad, Savannah and Github and found SF.net to be the most complete and advanced source hosting service. I found some advantages in using Google code, Launchpad and Savannah. I'm using Launchpad for translations, since it's the only one that does it. Launchpad is nice because it can sync with an external SCM like SF.net. I found Google code to be less featured but I like the clean layout and overall site performance. Savannah is poorly featured too but does not have advert and is very clean. I found Github to be like SF.net, with the same weak points but less featured. I'm curious to know why people would use Github. Is there any advantage over SF.net?

Comment Re:Puzzled over Gnome 3 hate (Score 1) 169

That's because you don't have a graphic card powerful enough for the shell. It falls back to the usable interface if it can't display the unusable one. I experienced the same. I liked GNOME 3 on a slow computer and tried to install it on the powerful one and that was a disaster. Only the fall back mode is usable. The real shell is not.

Comment Re:Need Clarity (Score 1) 264

GNU carries a philosophy and Linux does not. I want to promote the philosophy and therefore I call it GNU. Technically, Linux is not better than NT or Mach. I have no reason to promote Linux on a technical level. I call it GNU to promote free software. Linux is important because of the GPL. The real value is in the philosophy.

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