[Linux-aus] linmagau Grant Request, Linux uptake

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Sat Jun 14 18:36:02 UTC 2003

On Fri, 13 Jun 2003 22:34, Kimberly Shelt wrote:
> (NB: Lots of Hungarian sites.. - debian related but there must be
> a great Linux take up in Eastern Euro countries :)

There is great Linux uptake in lots of places we never hear of either 
because of language/culture barriers (e.g. Brazil, Taiwan) or because 
extremely poor people are too busy at the coal face to take time for 
"frivolous" things like publicity (e.g. Timor, much of Africa).

On one hand this could be considered sad because we never get to hear of 
them and directly support them, on the other it's great because it puts 
them well below the radar of predatorial companies as well.

Technologically, I think Australia often falls into the "too poor to 
paint, to proud to whitewash" category. Too many people regard Linux as 
in some way "beneath" them and the only visible alternative is The 
Borg. SCO crashing and burning will get their attention: if Linux is so 
inconseqential, how could they kill SCO? IRL SCO will have killed 
themselves, but a lot of people won't believe that either. What a weird 
world we live in. (-:

Cheers; Leon

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