Search found 156 matches

by Jenda
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: shuttleworth wont deal with devil
Replies: 23
Views: 15434

You hear what you want to hear, you see what you want to see. "The one" doesn't mean the one that eliminates all the others, or the one everyone has to use, but the one that could break through to the broader public. No distro has managed to appeal to non-tech outsiders as much as Ubuntu has. Throug...
by Jenda
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: shuttleworth wont deal with devil
Replies: 23
Views: 15434

Huh O_O Where did that come from? You most certainly "can" say "I will never make a patent deal with Microsoft" when that deal would violate the license of the copyright holders who actually wrote the code that you based your business off of. Yes, but you can't assume all patent deals are evil. Pate...
by Jenda
Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: shuttleworth wont deal with devil
Replies: 23
Views: 15434

For one thing, his aspirations are likely a lot higher than building a support business around a distro. For another, it's in his nature to speak of things light-heartedly, and that 'wonderful things' statement is a great example. And lastly "No, we are not in the process of making any patent deals ...
by Jenda
Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: shuttleworth wont deal with devil
Replies: 23
Views: 15434

He never said he _would_ make any deals with microsoft. He just avoided saying never, and avoided calling MS an evil empire, both of which would seriously harm his reputation with the general public. Of course, the two of you would love to hear him say "fsck microsoft. We're here to kill microsoft."...
by Jenda
Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: shuttleworth wont deal with devil
Replies: 23
Views: 15434

No, I do not know him personally, and didn't intend to make that impression. However, I've been very present (if not very active lately ;)) in the Ubuntu community for the past 2 years, and because of my activity in marketing, I had frequent contact with many Canonical employees and leaders, includi...
by Jenda
Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: shuttleworth wont deal with devil
Replies: 23
Views: 15434

Mark is playing a game. He is trying to build a successful free Linux distro open to the community (succeeded, IMO) as well as build a profitable business alongside it. He doesn't need to make money, so he won't compromise his own morals to make the business successful. He does, however, want the bu...
by Jenda
Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: shuttleworth wont deal with devil
Replies: 23
Views: 15434

I mean, he has to be politically correct and economically prudent ;) He won't say anything that might damage future business relationships.
by Jenda
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: shuttleworth wont deal with devil
Replies: 23
Views: 15434

Don't forget - he can't always afford to say all he is really thinking.
by Jenda
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: patents
Replies: 12
Views: 9614

Can someone enlighten me - when or where was the 'or later' clause removed?
by Jenda
Fri May 18, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: And baby makes 5!
Replies: 10
Views: 9390

Congratulations! :)
by Jenda
Sun May 13, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Politics, politics (Novell-Microsoft Deal)
Replies: 85
Views: 64578

CeNsOrEd. No more to say.
by Jenda
Tue May 08, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Politics, politics (Novell-Microsoft Deal)
Replies: 85
Views: 64578

What's this about Microsoft Linux?

Dell is going to sell Ubuntu, in total defiance of all Microsoft interests - not to mention they are also offering XP to people, which is the last thing MS wants them to do.
by Jenda
Sat May 05, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: A teeny bit of my own Ubuntu spam :)
Replies: 1
Views: 4688

Oh well, I guess there is no need now, since the digg effect kicked in and the story is #6 on the site ;)
by Jenda
Sat May 05, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: A teeny bit of my own Ubuntu spam :)
Replies: 1
Views: 4688

A teeny bit of my own Ubuntu spam :)

Yo, folks - I don't think any of you might be interested... but just in case you're Ubuntu nuts just like I am... and would like to help me get rid of these Ubuntu Posters I had made for the French LoCo Team... check out this ubuntuforums thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=425192 And e...