[OT] Not all Mint developers suck (Was: Mint developers sucks (Was: Switching a friend to Ubuntu))

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Thu Jan 21 11:55:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, January 21, 2010 07:54, Jozsef wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jan 2010 06:56:56 +0400, Andrew Farris <flyindragon1 at aol.com>
> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2010-01-20 at 19:55 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:

>>> One of the developers of Linux Mint personally insulted me and my
>>> nation. He also specifically asked that we do not use Linux Mint. I
>>> really don't know why he releases his software under the GPL, then,
>>> but in any case I will respect his wishes and not use his software.
>>> Nor do I recommend it to others.
>> Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know what happened, ad I've recently
>> been considering using Mint, but I dont want to get involved with a
>> community that likes to ostracize users (thats what MS is for). If you'd
>> prefer, you can email me off-list to continue that particular
>> discussion... and if you don't want to, that's also fine. Let me know.

I'm playing the advocate's devil here. :)

Question: how many developers does the Mint project have?
If the answer is one, then logically all Mint developers suck.
If the answer is more than one, and only one of them really suck, does
that mean that all others also suck? If they don't all suck, or if even
one of them doesn't suck, then isn't it prejudice to write "Mint
developers suck"? The Mint project isn't a nation or an ethnic group or a
religion, but I can imagine that a close knit group of people working on
the same project may appear that way to the outside world.

What is the difference with saying that women shouldn't use Ubuntu because
Marc Shuttleworth made a derogatory comment on girls? he really did that,
once, some time ago, and maybe it was quoted out of context. I don't know,
I only read about the outrage of some feminists (male&female) but I
couldn't find the original interview.

Talking about prejudices and condemning a whole group based on a few
individuals, isn't there a fairy tale about some city that was going to be
destructed because of all the bad people in it, but that the destruction
wasn't going to happen if a certain quotum of good people was met? I think
that the main character even negotiated about lowering the quotum. I just
can't remember what the story was called or from which mythology it

> "Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has
> come..."
> Revelation 14:7

Uhmmm... if I am a satanist and I use Ubuntu Satanic Edition, wouldn't the
above be an insult to me? I'm just trying to have an open mind and look at
everything from more than one perspective. (I'm not a satanist.)


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