Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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by Morgan on Sat 7th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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This is Thom's personal blog effectively. Sometimes there is interesting OS news, but mostly (very) biased anti-Apple stuff.

It's also a personal soapbox for every single person who posts a comment, you and I included. I don't see a difference, especially since anyone is free to submit stories.

But if Thom were to quit the site would die. The other OSNews team members might as well get lost in a magical forrest and we probably wouldn't notice until Christmas.

That's an overblown exaggeration, and hypocritical to your point as well. Thom is the most prolific editor by far, but if he were to leave there are quite a few others who could step in. The feel of the site would change just as with a band whose lead singer leaves, but I don't think there would be a mass exodus.

It would have helped if Thom was somewhat technical savvy.

Now you're just straight up trolling.

Maybe if they can add such a person to the team and somehow keep him active it would increase the number of truly interesting articles and outside the mainstream news. Someone that is open minded, not extremely biased and has seen tecnology change over the years.

That would be pretty much all of the OSNews staff as well as most of the commenters.

Not getting in to rude arguments with his/her readers would help too!

From what I've seen, Thom rarely even responds to personal attacks, especially baiting ones. When he does it tends to be from the standpoint of "whatever, let's get back on topic", which is how it should be.

Thom and I tend to disagree a lot, despite common interests. I'm also sick of the whole patent thing and I'm not happy to see it return to prominence here (though I agree with all of his points in the editorial). But launching a personal attack against him is just not cool especially from someone like you, who I personally have come to respect and enjoy talking to here. And as much as I really meant that last bit, you aren't forced to come here. I quit reading Slashdot because of the rampant idiocy there; if you have a problem with this website why stick around?

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