Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Jul 2006 20:47 UTC, submitted by Dark Leth
Linux SymphonyOS, one of the more refreshing Linux distributions, is in trouble, since its lead developer is in financial troubles. "Core symphony development is currently stalled as I am without electricity in my apartment. I need to raise some money this week in order to have electric restored and cover some expenses. Project donations are greatly appreciated and any referral for paying projects are greatly appreciated as well. I have really big plans for symphony in the near future that will hopefully blow some larger distros out of the water. I cant wait to share them all with you."
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by Dark Leth on Sat 29th Jul 2006 22:14 UTC in reply to "..."
Dark Leth
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2005-07-06

Just be glad that Linus Torvalds never had to do this; thanks to people like you, Linux would have never happened then.

I swear.

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by Tyr. on Mon 31st Jul 2006 13:58 in reply to "RE: ..."
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

Just be glad that Linus Torvalds never had to do this; thanks to people like you, Linux would have never happened then.

I swear.


I'm not sure about Finland but I believe most European countries have to provide a basic minimum of electricity if you can't pay your bills, enough for a light and to cook food. Belgium does anyway.

Also I'm pretty sure Linus is smarter than to keep 4 (!) servers running while not being having the money to pay essential bills. Not to mention the fact Linus has always had a job while developing Linux, including a full-time position at Transmeta where his job probably wasn't Linux related.

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by jack_perry on Mon 31st Jul 2006 21:41 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2005-07-06

Not to mention the fact Linus has always had a job while developing Linux, including a full-time position at Transmeta where his job probably wasn't Linux related.

Not only was it not Linux related, Wikipedia reports that it resulted in proprietary software.

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