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Mark Shuttleworth's business concept is flawed

Jun 14, 2010, 18:16 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by The Beez)

[ Thanks to Hans Bezemer for this link. ]

"So why this uproar? Why are some many people so upset by a simple design issue?

"Note this isn't the first time Ubuntu hit the headlines in the most unfavorable way. A rather ugly battle was fought last March between Caitlyn Martin and Sam Varghese over.. a broken printer driver! Although I'm usually as pragmatic as Sam - I gambled, I lost, now revert - I'm glad I kept out of this discussion since both parties resorted to some vicious 'ad hominem' attacks.

"However, a pattern seems to arise. Strangely enough, some people thought that a simple poll could change Mark Shuttleworth's mind and were obviously appalled when it didn't. Jim Morrison said it all: 'You can't petition the Lord with prayer' and that applies to the concept of the 'benevolent dictator' as well."

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