[ubuntu-uk] EDM179

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sun Dec 31 21:08:50 GMT 2006

Toby Smithe wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-12-29 at 12:16 +0000, James Tait wrote:


> I find it astonishing that people are more prepared to support software
> which they cannot see the code.

We are deeply immersed in a society of Marketing an dretail 
advertising, with a known larg edash of hype.

Our economy almost depends upon it.

'I advertise, therefore I am' (apologies to Descartes).
Consequently, if I do not advertise, therefore I do not exist.

The concept of OpenSource is never advertised in the million 
conventional retail methods. In the retail environment, Open Source 
does not exist.

> I don't understand how debugging
> happens. It doesn't, and this is why people are always complaining that
> support departments are terrible. 

Time was that no one ever got sacked for 'buying IBM'. Now it is 
'buying Microsoft'.

>We can fix this!

alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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