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[News] Linux Foundation Foolishly Extertains Mac Fans and SCO Shill

  • Subject: [News] Linux Foundation Foolishly Extertains Mac Fans and SCO Shill
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:49:58 +0100
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Linux Today on LinuxCon

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| Not Ms. Schroderâs words, but she rightfully points out the 
| baffling inclusion of Daniel Lyons in the proceedings. This 
| is a gentleman who enthusiastically supported SCOâs lawsuit 
| activities for years, never missing a chance to smear and 
| degrade the FLOSS community in the effort.
| Among some of Mr. Lyons more enlightened diatribes include 
| âLinuxâs Hit Menâ, where he goes through great pains to 
| distort the role of the FSF and GPL, even reaching for the 
| good old âcomradeâ Communism allusion. Or perhaps âLinux 
| Scare Tacticsâ is more to your taste, where Mr. Lyons 
| opines on the âFUDâ from âLinux zealotsâ? You can hit on 
| any random Forbes article from Mr. Lyons on the topic of 
| Linux to be treated to 100% Microsoft approved 
| misinformation and spin with all your favorite code words 
| and key phrases.
| Mr. Lyons is just one example of the less intellectually 
| sophisticated Linux detractors / Microsoft apologists, but 
| he serves here as an interesting example of a strange 
| phenomenon among some in the FLOSS community to welcome, or 
| even vigorously defend those who have spent enormous effort 
| to destroy that same community.
| I call it the FLOSS Stockholm Syndrome here because it 
| seems to be part of that same mental abberation of hostages 
| sympathizing or defending their captors!


The Linux Foundation's "Community" Doesn't Look Very Community

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| And check out the winning Fake Linus-- Matt Asay, who I 
| would not characterize as any kind of great Linux advocate; 
| his views on Linux and FOSS change as often as he publishes 
| a new blog posting, which is several times a day. But at 
| least Mr. Asay has some genuine FOSS creds.
| Dan Lyons as contestant is just plain baffling. You might 
| recall this is the same Dan Lyons who used to publish reams 
| of anti-Linux trolling and pro-SCO guff for Forbes 
| magazine. So what happened, wasn't Rob Enderle available? 
| Or Maureen O'Gara? With Ms.O'Gara you get a twofer-- anti-
| Linux troll and your token woman. I suppose it's a play on 
| his schtick as Fake Steve Jobs, which is about as relevant 
| to Linux and community-building as any random celebrity 
| impersonator. A Fake Elvis would have been better, then we 
| would have some cool music to listen to.



Caution: Full-Blown Fool Ahead

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| Imagine...an operating system that runs totally outside of Windows...how 
| silly. 
| You will note that there doesn't seem to be a way to comment on 
| his "blog"...and maybe that's by design...or maybe this is just a satire blog 
| like Fake Steve Jobs. I don't think so...Our Forbes Editor who got outed as 
| the Fake Steve Blogger is simply a mean-spirited @$$-Whole who spend about 
| two weeks after the "outing" explaining how he had been taken out of context.    
| About 90 or 100 times by my count. I am guessing this is the kind of guy who 
| got his kicks as a kid sticking firecrackers in a cat's collar and watching 
| the mayhem. Our Fool in Full is just plain addled...I have no other recourse 
| but to guess that, given the type of stuff he is writing and passing on 
| as "technical knowledge". And I quote:    
| "Linux is a marvellous operating system in its own right, and even
| comes in several different flavours. However, as good as these flavours
| are, they first need Microsoft Windows to load the services prior to
| use."
| Now, how many people are reading this drivel and taking it for gospel? You 
| have to wonder and my next question would be: Do people who believe this sort 
| of Foolishness have any business operating a computer? I have a friend 
| in "the business who says she thinks not...   



Grumpy Fake Steve Jobs

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| Some of you may be wondering why Daniel Lyons, aka Fake Steve Jobs, is on the 
| war path against me. 


"Fake Steve Jobs" is Daniel Lyons, in case anyone wants to sue

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| Maybe we should be, since this is the man who wrote about the "evils" of 
| anonymous blogging in  "Attack of the Blogs", where he said that blogs 
| are âthe prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing 
| lies, libel and invective.â   
| Um. Dude. Talk about world class hypocrisy. 



More on Troy Wolverton, the Street, and Apple Scandal

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| MediaNews did buy the Mercury News with a loan from Bill Gates' foundation, 
| and is in the process of paying back that loan by publishing information 
| without much journalistic or technical integrity.  
| Specifically, I wrote âOne might think that the San Jose Mercury News, being 
| located in Apple's backyard, would tend to trumpet the company's success. One 
| would be wrong... Apple's corporate proximity to San Jose is trumped by the 
| Mercury Newsâ need to publish low cost, highly sensational news to make 
| enough money to pay back Bill Gates for the favor of his humanitarian loan.â     

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