Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 10:55 UTC, submitted by Jean Claude
Linux French députés' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. There will be 1154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client.
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RE[3]: WOW!
by Soulbender on Tue 28th Nov 2006 03:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: WOW!"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

"Someone please ban NotParker and his IP addresses."

Bah, that's pointless. As inflammatory and incorrect as most of his posts are I'm pretty sure he's capable of getting around an IP address ban.
The only way to deal with guys like this (whatever side they're on) is to ignore them or refute them with undeniable fact.

Edit:
Also, don't vote these guys down just because of who they are. NotParker for example has, quite amazingly, made some posts that are in no way off-topic or inflammatory but still are voted down. Not being pro-GPL is not in itself a reason for being modded down and being pro-gpl is not in itself a reason for being modding up.

Edited 2006-11-28 03:32

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RE[4]: WOW!
by hal2k1 on Tue 28th Nov 2006 03:40 in reply to "RE[3]: WOW!"
hal2k1 Member since:
2005-11-11

//Also, don't vote these guys down just because of who they are. NotParker for example has, quite amazingly, made some posts that are in no way off-topic or inflammatory but still are voted down. Not being pro-GPL is not in itself a reason for being modded down and being pro-gpl is not in itself a reason for being modding up. //

Agree with this. A very few of the things that NotParker says in postings are actually accurate.

That makes it triply annoying about the other 95% of his points that are utterly false.

Given the quantity, repetition, falsity and noise level of his postings, it is pointless to respond.

One of the failings of the ideal of "freedom of speech", I suppose, is that it also allows "freedom to confuse and spread disinformation".

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v RE[5]: WOW!
by NotParker on Tue 28th Nov 2006 03:54 in reply to "RE[4]: WOW!"
RE[4]: WOW!
by NotParker on Tue 28th Nov 2006 03:56 in reply to "RE[3]: WOW!"
NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

The only way to deal with guys like this (whatever side they're on) is to ignore them or refute them with undeniable fact.

Great. Let me know when you plan to make something up again and pretend its an "undeniable fact".

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RE[5]: WOW!
by Soulbender on Tue 28th Nov 2006 05:35 in reply to "RE[4]: WOW!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Let me know when you plan to make something up again and pretend its an "undeniable fact"."

Oh don't worry. You're firmly in the "loonies-to-ignore-most-of-the-time" group along with Moulineuf.

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