No Cyber Cafe Software for Ubuntu yet...

Markus Hitter mah at
Sat Dec 26 20:51:02 UTC 2009

Am 26.12.2009 um 20:18 schrieb Patrick Freundt:

> why do people write free software. And I believe they do that  
> because its fun. And terms like minimum redundancy or cost  
> effectiveness do not really fit into that context.

Cost isn't only about money. It's also about the time people have to  
invest to pick the right choice. It's about incompatibilities because  
different people pick different choices. At worst, people go away  
because they're over-confused.

If you want to see people having fun in reducing complexity, watch  
out for projects like Puppy Linux, Damn Small Linux, TinyBSD,  
lighttpd, AbiWord, and many more. Yes, my (FreeBSD) web server has a  
14 MebiByte disk footprint only and I had much fun getting rid of all  
the other stuff.

Am 26.12.2009 um 20:09 schrieb Martin Owens:

> But you try asking people to write infrastructure software, you  
> might as well be talking to brick walls.

This might be true[1]. One reason more to slim down this  
infrastructure and to cheer about those working on it.  :-)


[1] I can't tell, as I never tried to talk to brick walls.

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