Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Nov 2006 22:51 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell on Nov. 30 announced its latest NetWare upgrade operating system, the Linux-powered Novell Open Enterprise Server 2. OES, which will be based on Novell's SLES 10, is designed to be a drop-in replacement for Novell NetWare servers, and a direct competitor to Microsoft's Server 2003.
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NotParker
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2006-06-01

Yes, NotParker has proven to be a particularly provocative brand of troll. The vast majority of what he says is BS intended to provoke emotional responses.

But don't you agree that implying or stating directly that users of FOSS are more ethical than users of "proprietary" software is hateful?

Or do you disagree? I'm really curious?

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

"But don't you agree that implying or stating directly that users of FOSS are more ethical than users of "proprietary" software is hateful?"

No, I disagree. If, in your personal code of ethics, proprietary code is unethical, then you might consider its users to be therefore unethical by using it. If your personal code of ethics disagrees with this notion, then of course you'll also disagree with the statement. However, there is nothing "hateful" about this, anymore than the fact that a vegetarian believes that us meat-eaters are unethical, or that a born-again Christian will believe that someone will go to Hell if they commit sins and not repent.

I *do* believe that trolling message boards by making inflammatory remarks designed to create off-topic arguments *is* unethical, but that's because it disagrees with my personal code of ethics. Obviously, that's not the case for you.

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crazybob Member since:
2006-11-25

And out of curiosity, where did I say, or even imply, that FOSS users are more ethical than proprietary software users? All I said was Novell didn't understand FOSS ethics.

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