shameful censoring of mono opposition

David Schlesinger David.Schlesinger at
Tue Jun 9 05:36:22 UTC 2009

I want to thank Paige for taking advantage of my "out of the office"  
advisory to share her generally childish behavior with my manager, off- 
list. We had a good laugh over that one, thanks. No jobs available for  
you right now, Paige, sorry, but feel free to send a resume when you  
get to be eleven or so, hm?

Sent from my Steve-Phone

On Jun 9, 2009, at 6:26, "Paige Thompson" <erratic at> wrote:

> well _sir_, I just cant help _but_ notice _that_ you are all_acting  
> douchebags--_and_ I thought _I_ might _make_ that obser_vation_.
> On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 2:22 PM, David Schlesinger <David.Schlesinger at 
> > wrote:
> > Someone from Access chimed in on this one, glad he's getting paid  
> to dick
> > around like this.
> Er, _what_? I'm afraid I'm unable to work out the relevance of this  
> comment to that message.
> Not to put too fine a point on it, I'm actually still on sabbatical  
> this week, so to be technical, I'm getting paid to _relax_. Watching  
> my inbox filling up with the same nonsensical "Mono is a Microsoft  
> plot to take over Linux, and Miguel and the gang are actually  
> undercover shills for Steve Ballmer" flamewar, instigated yet  
> _again_ on this list by Mark Fink, is harshing my mellow...
> Personally, I think you have to bend over backwards to suggest that  
> Miguel (and the rest of the folks) have not contributed  
> _immeasurably_ over the years to free software.
> As for Mono apps, as a photographer, I like F-Stop and I use it.  
> Nautilus might work for some folks, but with literally hundred and  
> thousands of photos to sort through, that won't work for me. If  
> someone wants to come up with a credible non-Mono replacement for  
> that, and _then_ argue that F-Stop should be removed, fine. But  
> please don't tell me, in effect, that I should use LaTex instead of  
> Open Office to do all my documents because a) OO can save things in  
> MS Word format, and that's evil, or patented, or something, and b)  
> that LaTex works fine for _you_...
> The solution I see here is that Mark Fink and Remco and others who  
> feel similarly find some other distribution more to their tastes  
> than Ubuntu. And if Mark Shuttleworth wants or doesn't want  
> something in Ubuntu, he's more than capable of saying so, he doesn't  
> need folks attempting to channel him here...
> -- 
> Paige Adele Thompson
> Mobile: 206-446-630
> E-mail/GTalk: erratic at
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