Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 23rd Jan 2005 04:11 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware 10.1-Beta1 is now released for those who want to upgrade to the -Current tree. The final version is expected soon.
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Re: Arsekissers / Major Let Down
by Victor Hooi on Mon 24th Jan 2005 08:27 UTC

Hi,

Arskissers? I find that offensive - just because I took offence to anonymous's pompous, self-righteous attitude, his obvious lack of compassion for another man's illness, and his stupid ignorant prattling about "not trusting" Pat, and being "shocked, utterly shocked".

If you don't like the fact that Slackware is maintained by one person, fork it. Or wait...perhaps unlike Pat, you aren't willing to give up your time and effort to donate a project to the community? So, does that make you a) selfish, or b) ignorant ? Personally, I think you're full of hot air...sure, it's fine to sit there trying to be a smarta*se, about how Pat should do this, or Pat should do that, but let's see you do one better, huh?

"Your argument about Slackware being free so Pat doesn't owe anyone anything is kind of hollow. There is such thing as professional pride in what you do and some basic courtesy to your customers (users)."

Customers? Excuse me, customers? Are you utterly braindead? Did you read a single word of what I said? Do you even *know* what OSS is all about?

You did *not* pay Pat for a license to use his software. User, yes, but no, you are *not* a "customer" of Pat. This is a volunteer effort from Pat - he's giving up *his* time free of charge, effort and expertise to bring *you* something for free.

"I'll refrain from returning your childish insults."

And perhaps I will refrain from passing comment on your obvious ignorance. Or maybe not.

"And I don't owe you any figures how much I spend on what."

I'm not asking you for a backdated 20 year tax return. I'm asking you a simple question - did you donate money to the Slackware project? Do you think the amount you donated (I assume you have donated at least a token amount, because if you haven't, then you're even more ignorant and selfish than I thought) justifies your behaviour?

Think about it.

Bye,
Victor