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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archiesteel
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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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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Once again, you do not try to address my counter-arguments and simply reinstate your points.

The funny thing is that *I* don't even think that proprietary software is unethical, because it doesn't go against my own personal ethics (I work on console games, which use proprietary software parts), but the point just went miles over your head. This indicates that you are either a) hopelessly dense (i.e. fanatical), b) a paid MS shill, or c) a common troll.

Calling someone unethical for using proprietary software is not slander, by the way. If you think it is, why not put your money where your mouth is and sue the alleged slanderer?

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