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Dec 13, 1999, 17:24 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Shortly before the event began, we got wind of a change in the programme for the Linux-related events. Jon "Maddog" Hall was to speak on the 10th of December, followed by two other speakers. In the last moment, the programme was changed - the two speakers after Maddog were apparently going to give highly negative anti-Linux presentations. One was by someone from SCO who was to speak about "Migrating *from* Linux to the Enterprise" (implying that Linux was *not* ready for the Enterprise), the second by a person from Bombay who runs computer classes there, who was going to speak on "Why you shouldn't use Linux...."

"The next day, we went to the venue. We had failed to get any official invites to attend the Linux sessions, but someone was supposed to make available passes. This person suddenly became unavailable...."

"He then proceeded to "prove" that Linux was bad by pointing out that the first program executed on boot is the "loader" program - written by Richard Stallman in its earliest version, and then other programs. He pointed out that since all these programs are written by different people, Linux was unsuitable for use...."

"And then he made a mistake - he asked if there were any questions."

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