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RE: Silly...
by ichi on Fri 9th Mar 2007 20:51 UTC in reply to "Silly..."
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

So hmm... wtf are you talking about?

Getting paid for your work has nothing to with whether you code open or propietary code.
Do you really think the linux kernel coders work for free? Get a clue.

As for communism in OSS: 70's called, they want their anti-communist FUD back.

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RE[2]: Silly...
by Almafeta on Fri 9th Mar 2007 22:47 in reply to "RE: Silly..."
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

Do you really think the linux kernel coders work for free? Get a clue.

It's as unoengborg said*; Linux developers have to take up a second job, such as pumping gas or bagging groceries.

* http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=17454&comment_id=219882

As for communism in OSS: 70's called, they want their anti-communist FUD back.

What is this "FUD" that Linux users keep speaking of? Whenever a fault or flaw in Linux is pointed out, they keep blaming it on FUD. I'd think that if FUD was so horrible, a sane developer would have quit using it years ago, but still, it's brought up as the explanation for every fault in Linux. Is it part of the kernel?

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RE[3]: Silly...
by ichi on Sat 10th Mar 2007 06:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Silly..."
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Take a look at kernel contributions, pretty much everything comes from companies nowadays.

As for the FUD, I was talking about the american anti-communist propaganda during the cold war.

It's kind of funny that you try to relate FUD with linux, seeing how these days so many astroturfers are eager to call FUD on all those bad reviews vista is getting.

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RE[3]: Silly...
by twenex on Sat 10th Mar 2007 19:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Silly..."
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

It's as unoengborg said*; Linux developers have to take up a second job, such as pumping gas or bagging groceries.

I like the part where you completely fail to address the other points connected with unoengborg's post, such as the fact that having to have a day job is common in other (particularly artistic) industries - presumably because they refute the content of your post.

If you want to continue the situation we have now, where one company dwarfs all others in the (proprietary) software industry and hte only way to have anything like a future in it is to be an employee of that company, then you, too are either an employee of that company, or else a fool.

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