[svlug] Windows Refund Day -- Our Biggest Mistake

Erik Steffl steffl at bigfoot.com
Wed Feb 17 20:46:46 PST 1999

Derek Balling wrote:
> ``We don't want your drinks and we don't want your software. We  want
> refunds,'' said Eric Raymond, who was dressed like Obi-Wan Kenobi from
> ``Star Wars.''
> I don't know whose idea it was to dress Eric up in the Linux Jedi outfit,
> but every one of the stories I've seen so far has had some comment on it.
> I think that was fundamentally the worst decision made the entire day. We
> needed to be taken seriously, and anyone who reads that gets the impression
> we're a bunch of kooks.

  I always thought we are. then again, maybe I joined the wrong group.

  we do not have a responsibility for the 'good' image of linux. the
only responsibility, if any, we might have is to spread the true image
of linux (whatever that means for each of us). IMO, of course.


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