Linux Weekly News for December 7, 2000Dec 07, 2000, 07:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet, Elizabeth O. Coolbaugh)
Leading items and editorials: Fun with the press and Bruce Perens moves to HP.
"Fun with the press. This last week has been a really remarkable one for awful Linux reporting. We're going to look at a few examples to show just how misrepresentations of Linux reflect a misunderstanding of what we are about, and how they can be damaging. Before we start, however, we'll put in the customary plea: if you choose to respond to the authors of any of these articles, please do so in a polite and factual manner. Flaming will just inspire more bad press in the future. See the Linux Advocacy HOWTO for practical suggestions on how to deal with the press...."
"Bruce Perens moves to HP. Bruce Perens has announced that he has a new job - with Hewlett-Packard. In itself, this move is just another Linux personality making a career move. It is interesting, though, in what it indicates for the Linux business environment in general...."