Shuttleworth (SABDFL) wants to shutdown this ubuntu.user list

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Thu Sep 29 07:39:04 UTC 2011

On 09/29/2011 03:04 AM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Le 29/09/2011 02:48, NoOp a écrit :
>> Shuttleworth states that they should just shut the Ubuntu users list
>> down
> I'm an Austrian IT professional living and working in South France. My
> company provides 100% GNU/Linux and FOSS solutions for clients like
> small town halls and public libraries, schools and the likes. I'm mainly
> working with CentOS and Slackware, but recently I've thought of giving
> Ubuntu a go, more exactly 10.04 LTS on servers and Kubuntu 11.04 on
> desktops.

I whacked KDE off of my machine as it ate too many resources running 
daemons I couldn't turn off. XFCE has been light weight, and really 
makes hardware run for you. I highly suggest you look into it. Best move 
I ever made, and I've used KDE for years.

> Communication is vital for me. The docs are quite good (online server
> guide), but a place where I can meet fellow professionals is a vital
> source of information. This mailing list is such a place. So if I
> understand correctly, this means of communication is soon coming to an
> end. Correct me if I'm wrong.

The word "communication" has been at the heart of it.
Ask a question.
Get an answer.
Ask a question.
Get an answer.

That is allowed. But, anything past that seems to rile a few people's 
sensibilities. Telling us who you are, what you do, your experiences, 
hopes and dreams is <OT> Off-topic. Verboten. So, people are leaving 
before the list gets shut down on them or they get kicked off. Damn 
shame too.

Only those who have objectified themselves as answering machines will be 
left. And, that will make some people very happy that others are willing 
to be objectified. That's sad in my book. So, maybe just set up your own 
mail list among your clients, where they can gather in one place and 
form what you perceive to be a community. Make it a warm fuzzy, not a 
cold prickly.

I wish everyone well. Have good lives. :) Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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