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ONLamp: Open Source Insecurity

Jul 26, 2005, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)

"Spontaneous outbursts can reveal much about group behavior. Advocates of open source showed such a moment on the first day of the Ottawa Linux Symposium, about which I recently reported at length. But the incident I am thinking of was recorded for history in a Newsforge article by David 'cdlu' Graham:

"He [Doug Fisher] wrapped up his presentation to the usual polite applause and closed his slide show to reveal the message 'Windows XP has locked your desktop,' resulting in the single loudest and most sustained booing by nearly everyone present I have ever heard, followed by a member of the audience rushing to the front brandishing a Linux installation CD to widespread applause..."

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