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

accessys at smart.net accessys at smart.net
Thu Jan 21 15:22:20 UTC 2010


isn't the basic meaning of the word "Ubuntu"
"inclusive" and "all as brothers" etc

Bob

On Thu, 21 Jan 2010, Bas Roufs wrote:

> Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 15:59:50 +0100
> From: Bas Roufs <basroufs at gmail.com>
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> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
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> Subject: Re: [OT] Not all Mint developers suck (Was: Mint developers sucks 
>     (Was: Switching a friend to Ubuntu))
> 
> Hello Everybody
>
>>>> One of the developers of Linux Mint personally insulted me
>>>> and my nation. He also specifically asked that we do not use
>>>>  Linux Mint.
>
> The developer pointed at above, is Clement Lefebvre, the chief
> developer of Linux Mint.
> If you google first that name and than "Israel" inside the results,
> you will get more then 500 hits. Reading a few of them is  enough info
> that will give you a clear picture of this incident, which happened in
> 2009.
>
>> 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.....
>
> You can find the answer to this question at this page:
> http://www.linuxmint.com/about.php
> Less than 15 key developers, amongst whose Clement is till the key
> one. The anti Israel blog which Clement has posted to the Mint
> website, has been removed there soon, but did reappear at several
> other websites. Mr. Lefebvre himself did not publicly withdraw what he
> has said. Also the Mint team as a whole nothing has done other than
> removing that blog.
> In this fabric of circumstances, Mint is not an option for me any
> more. I am critical about certain aspects of Israel policy; but blunt
> Israel bashing is really not my cup of tea. I am  equally critical
> with respect to the behaviour of Hamas, PLO, Iran and all other
> players in the Middle East chess field - but it has not use to exclude
> any them. Shutting down an open source door of communication is a very
> bad option for handling the Middle East crisis.
>
> Respectfully yours,
>
> Bas.
>
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