[ubuntu-uk] The problem with Bug #1

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Thu May 9 21:38:48 UTC 2013

On 09/05/13 22:18, Sean Miller wrote:
> If Ubuntu wants to become "the OS of choice" then let's PERSUADE rather
> than force people to provide an option

Pre installation is a significant factor, as is investment, and risk, 
and several other aspects too, in the story. A head-on confrontation 
with a big monopolist who is very well funded is not good sense at 
all. Staying well under the radar, in all sorts of ways -does- make 
sense, although it takes a lot of persistence, resolve, and some courage.

I would suggest that -public- lists where strategy is formulated to 
take over the world, or whatever, might be seen as just a little, 
well, naive, when the competition is such as we find. It is more than 
easy to steer (a very polite way to express this) any meaningful 
discussion, without being too obvious. If I had a large pension 
depending on maintaining a good old monopoly, then I would be pretty 
much using all possible means to disrupt and deflect the possible 
competition, on all fronts.
alan cocks

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