[ubuntu-uk] www.ubuntu-uk.org

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed May 9 13:50:48 BST 2007

On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 01:30:07PM +0100, TheVeech wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-09 at 12:50 +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
> > They are only aware of them because they are familiar with them and thus 
> > have probably used them. Before that they didn't. They had to learn. Why is 
> > it so hard for someone to spare a brain cell or five and learn something new 
> > rather than bitch on about using some different utterly unrelated 
> > technology?
> Hey, easy tiger!  Well I didn't make the direct link between the two
> ('elsewhere') - just that this way of doing things made me wonder why we
> seem to lack these specific 'sociable' services that more people are
> aware of, and which the proprietary world is doing more successfully at
> the moment - like social-sharing photography sites.

I have no idea what you're talking about. You are saying that flickr/google 
video are proprietary social networking tools that "we" in the open source 
community lack?

>  So...why, and
> why not VCS instead?

If we use bzr for sharing the photos that are used for our site then others 
can easily check them in and out, modify them and we have all the benefits a 
source control system has. Version management being one.
> > I am not peeved, I just figured that learning bzr though uploading an image 
> > is a useful skill to have. Any idiot with a browser can upload a picture to 
> > flickr. How does that help anyone?
> LOL.  Because any idiot might get more out of it through doing it this
> way.  Again, what's the incentives?  People must get something out of
> these social sites that isn't overtly helpful, but benefits people in
> ways other than more goal-driven activities.

This conversation is going in a direction I am not interested in and have no 
time to contribute to this right now. I am only really interested in the 
root topic of the website and adding a few photos from around the uk.


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