[Bug 269656] Re: AN IRRELEVANT LICENSE IS PRESENTED TO YOU FREE-OF-CHARGE ON STARTUP
ahmshaegar at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 16 20:41:58 UTC 2008
I understand your sentiments. Seeing this many knee-jerk reactions in
here is disheartening, at best. You said you have unsubscribed to this
bug report, so you may not see this, but when you said you would
recommend people to NOT use Ubuntu due to this controversy, I think that
also makes you a zealot. Just put things in perspective.
Anyway, I hope all sides involved can approach this in a calm and
logical manner. Of course, I have my own opinions, but I have expressed
them in a post somewhere up there. I think that's all I need to say
about the EULA. I think the more important problem now is all the knee-
jerk reactions. If there's any "bug" here, it's our collective handling
of the issue.
Remember, when children misbehave and justify their actions by saying,
"BUT S/HE DID IT, TOO!" we correct the, and tell them that is not a
valid justification. I see a lot of that going on in here. We (as a
whole) should not act like children.
My apologies to any children (meaning by age or if you consider yourself
a child) who are actually participating, of course. It goes without
saying that I am using the words "child" and "children" as a classifier,
with no negative connotations.
Now, regarding the user experience. I like Fedora/Red Hat's solution to
the issue, but we could improve it slightly. I noticed how that
solution said if you did not want to use the anti-phishing features, you
could disable them by going into the preferences. Rather than that, we
could have some page saying welcome, then giving a link to the terms for
the services, then saying if you do not agree, click this button.
Clicking the button will disable the anti-phishing features, as opposed
to making the user go to the preferences and unchecking some boxes.
AN IRRELEVANT LICENSE IS PRESENTED TO YOU FREE-OF-CHARGE ON STARTUP
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