shameful censoring of mono opposition

Andrew SB a.starr.b at
Wed Jun 10 17:37:18 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 7:58 PM, David
Schlesinger<David.Schlesinger at> wrote:
> Mark Fink continues to scribble:
>> luckily only stupid people who can't think for themselves fawn over
>> MONO...some of the forum moderators are novell employees (or people
>> who drink they're koolaid)...
> Wasn't it you who was complaining not long ago about "personal attacks"...?
> I'll refrain from pointing out the general illiteracy of your message, but
> it's doubtless apparent to anyone for whom English isn't a second language
> as well as many for whom it is.

I can't believe that I got drawn into this, but here's my two cents.....

This thread has been about personal attacks from the beginning. In the
same breath as talking about supposed censorship the OP was also
calling for banning a volunteer Ubuntu developer who simply works on
mono-related packaging. (Since there's been a lot of lip service about
some sort of wider "respect" from the Linux community, I think it's
worth mentioning that said developer's collaboration with Debian is a
great model for gaining respect.) He was also calling for the firing
of a Canonical employee for simply having written a program in C#
before being hired by Canonical, where as far as I can tell he isn't
involved in any work around mono at all. Nearly every message from the
OP has accused that Novell or Microsoft employees are some how
infiltrating Ubuntu with out any evidence at all. While there might be
merits in discussing the inclusion of mono in a default Ubuntu install
or issues about forum moderation, neither has been the OP's real
purpose. All he has done from the beginning is make slanderous claims
that verge on paranoid delusions. If anyone who hadn't made up their
mind on this issue has read this thread, I can't imagine they would
come away with a positive view of the anti-mono viewpoint. The OP has
done his cause a great disservice.

Don't bother directly replying to me. I've wasted all together too
much time that I could have used to do something productive for Ubuntu
by reading this tripe....

- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
  Ubuntu Developer

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