Mark Shuttleworth's business concept is flawed
Jun 14, 2010, 18:16 (9 Talkback[s])
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"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."