making deals with MS

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at
Sun Jun 8 22:47:53 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 8, 2008 at 4:11 AM, Nergar <nergar at> wrote:

> Dear Mark Fink
> I would like you to reconsider your concept of Open Source and the
> reason why you are using Linux. You don't seem to understand the
> philosophy behind free software.
> Foss is all about choice so if you don't like it here you can very well
> use OpenBSD or anything else, but you *NEVER* talk trash about a (very
> active and productive) Linux developer who uses Windows, no matter who
> you are. You are free to hate and not use any Windows product but if you
> want to be a respected community member you must respect the likes and
> dislikes of other people.
> Now, if you could show some legal proof and remain respectful, you would
> be considered more seriously, please understand that a (very biased)
> blog is not the most acceptable source of information, and don't get me
> started with IRC conversations. AFAIK mono is just a reimplementation in
> Linux of a Microsoft technology, its not like we're using the Vista
> kernel to power Ubuntu.
> P.S. I'm not an native english speaker, so anyone please feel free to
> correct any spelling or gramatical errors.
> On Sat, 2008-06-07 at 21:53 -0400, Mark Fink wrote:
> >
> > just because I'm not a programmer doesn't mean my opinion isn't worth
> > as much or more than yours (I'm clearly better informed about these
> > issues having read boycottnovell and having discussed issues with Roy
> > himself).
> >
> > As far as Richard Johnson being a core-dev, sounds pretty scary that
> > you let someone so in love with Microvell to contaminate Ubuntu.
> >
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I personally know Nixternal and know that his love of MS is a big joke.  Is
the whole bot response on IRC the problem?
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