Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2009 18:25 UTC
Debian and its clones Well, this is interesting. We already have a Mono item ruffling some feathers on OSNews today, but here we have the apparent news that Tomboy has become a default part of GNOME on Squeeze, the next release of Debian. Wait, what now? Update: I've updated the article with Fedora's position in all this. Read on! Update II: Josselin Mouette replies.
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RE: Mono a Mono
by strcpy on Sat 13th Jun 2009 10:59 UTC in reply to "Mono a Mono"
strcpy
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2009-05-20

You forgot at least

* Emacs vs. vi
* GPL vs. BSD
* GPL vs. rest
* KDE vs. Gnome
* Unix vs. Linux
* free vs. open
* open vs. proprietary
* Ubuntu vs. Fedora
* Original vs. fork
* Linux vs. OpenSolaris
* MySQL vs. PostgreSQL
* ....

This kind of banality, social skills of teenager, lack of vision and highly dialectic view of world are all very typical characteristics of the FOSS world, fostered by anonymity and public forums of the internet.

Personally I think this is especially evident among the Linux evangelists. For so many of these believers, who typically are not developers nor stake holders, Linux is something abstract; something that needs to "win" at the cost of some other abstraction that needs to "lose". The history of GNU is one big "us vs. them". Reminds of Bush or the great ideological blocks during the cold war era.

Now, go ahead and mod me down; I smile nevertheless, ;)

Edited 2009-06-13 11:12 UTC

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