ChrisP at Atoga.com
Thu Aug 16 10:01:01 PDT 2001
I have to ditto this.
I usually keep my knowledge and opinions to myself at the interest of this
list not degenerating into a pissing contest. To avoid such degeneration,
I'm hereby declining to follow up with any elaboration or
in defense of my ideas.
I want to stick up for others like me that view computers as tools, not a
way of life and a religion.
In the "Real World" most shops won't run only Linux and that a working
knowledge of both MS and Opensource is most useful to the companies out
there that make money.
What question does the CEO have regarding OS's: Which ones do we need and
which are cheapest?
The answer to this question is subject for another topic, but I bet you
would have a hard time convincing him that Finance or Marketing does not
need Windows. Or, for that matter, that he should use Linux.
The fact that Microsoft is antagonistic (to say the least) towards
OpenSource is another matter. I think it is wrong. I don't like it. But
there are better ways to fight it.
A professional pragmatic outlook on current IS needs and solutions will aid
Right now the tone of the OpenSource movement as voiced in this SVLUG
community is pathetically immature. I see more banter about wrong questions
than true answers. This is a forum for some to do all they can to show how
smart they are or how stupid someone else is.
I am embarrassed by the lack of vision this community has.
I think a more rational and detached perspective helps every endeavor
(except love, perhaps.) And if you love Linux so much that you can't help
but have a irrationally involved perspective, perhaps you should contstrain
your voice for the better of the community, or at least tailor your voice so
it sounds less irrational and involved.
I mean, we want the Open Source movement to sound rational and relevant,
right, not whiny, judgmental, and smarter-than-thou, right?
Again, please refer to the Old Man in Joseph Heller's "Catch-22".
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