Post by jrg
Post by Martha Adams
I believe *this* is not going
to get FOSS and its principles, anywhere I want to be.
No one is going to walk into your house and steal whatever it is you're
afraid of. Your time would be better spent complaining about the
government as it exists today. The capitalist markets are going to
march along whether you like it or not and it is really a healthy thing.
This has nothing to do with FOSS - Red Hat has been commercial since
the 1990s - it was their intent from day one. Just because they don't
kowtow to your wishes doesn't mean the world is coming to an end.
And just what, pray tell, is YOUR contribution to FOSS? What is your
git account working on?
It's interesting to look at this unoriginal hostility and think about
where it comes from. An easy answer is someone comes from a bad
background and just doesn't know any better, but these days, other
options exist. Is fandom too far down the hierarchy to gain attention
of Russian trolls doing cyberwar? I think not. But this one seems so
far, not to be doing English 2nd language.
But whether a troll or just someone with a weak and corrupted mind, the
effect is the same. Skunk room! To empty a room, throw in a skunk. And
here, those driven out are the congenial and working people who if they
were here, could be working at better resource at all.
Note to JRG -- find and study Francis Bacon's 59 essays, easily
accessible from here. Bacon published about 1601 and some of what he
says is of course quite obsolete, but his calm, tidy, and steady
style is a model for all writers any when. Even now, as America
falls into the Trump morass.
Titeotwawki -- Martha Adams [Fri 2018 Nov 09]