Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Sep 2006 13:59 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linspire In a move that some may have sensed was coming, Eric S. Raymond - one of the co-founders of the open-source movement - has joined the Freespire Leadership Board. Raymond believes desktop Linux is entering into a critical period, noting that historically, users have shifted operating systems during periods of fundamental changes in hardware platforms. He believes the PC vendors' embrace of 64-bit computing will provide desktop Linux a unique window of opportunity, which if missed, may not come along again for many years.
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Get a Life
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2006-01-01

No it doesn't. I wouldn't recommend Freespire to users because of Eric Raymond. Eric Raymond is a mindless poseur. I actually see having him anywhere near your company as a sign of impending doom.

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ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

I didn't say all geeks. But I'm sure there are quite a few people who would say it at least makes them believe their will be a solid community forming around it, which means lastability.

You'd think I was trying to say Eric Raymond rocks or something... It'd be like if Arnold Swchartzasomething signed up with some little GOP group: Very few republicans actually think he's credible, they'd simply assume though that that group will be around for a little while.

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Get a Life Member since:
2006-01-01

No, you're right, I was much too "me centered" when making my comment. I don't usually extrapolate group behavior from my own opinions, so I have no idea where that came from.

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