[ADMIN] Additional moderator(s) sought for ubuntu-users list - clarifications

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at mindspring.com
Wed Sep 28 13:41:23 UTC 2011

On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:20:31 +1000
Basil Chupin <blchupin at iinet.net.au> wrote:

> If one really seriously thinks about this, what Alan stated, "At the
> last Community Council meeting (and on at least two occasions on the
> past 2 years I've been on the Community Council) it's been suggested
> that this list should be shutdown for good..." is more than
> indicative of the attitude that Canonical's "Community Council" has
> towards its users. I cannot help wondering for how long it was mooted
> by the "Council" to shutdown Sounder?
> ".....and on at least two occasions on the past 2 years...".
> And all this time people were made to believe that their interests
> were being looked after and promoted by Canonical's "Community
> Council" when 'they' were plotting all the time to shutdown this
> venue.
> BC

I'm surprised that this is a surprise to anyone.  The 'Community'
Council is and has always been a misnomer.  It is the Ubuntu Council to
Control the Community as I have repeatedly noted.  C'mon, it's friends
picking friends and always has been.  There is no desire at Canonical or
within Ubuntu to really and truly /be/ the Linux for human beings.
That's marketing hype, pure and simple.

Otherwise all these decisions would be made in the open instead of
'transparently' which means out of sight.

Ask me, Ubuntu is now running scared that it will go the same was as
Libranet Linux.  There are newer and perhaps better distros that folks
are trying out now instead of drinking the Ubu Kool-Aid.

...and Mark's investment has yet to pay off.  Sad, that.

Cybe R. Wizard
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.

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