[Linux-aus] 'Electronic terror' in Linux's shadow
aj at azure.humbug.org.au
Tue Feb 3 16:09:02 UTC 2004
On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 03:15:24PM +1100, Con Zymaris wrote:
> "Some of the e-mail is incredibly vile, and it just doesn't
> seem worth it to respond anymore. [...]"
> Enderle's experience is part of a new phenomenon that has swept the
> upstart Linux operating system from feel- good, groundswell enthusiasm to
> an ugly environment of death threats and electronic terrorism ? from
> Woodstock to Altamont, if you will. The rising tide of emotion is
> partially rooted in the SCO Group Ltd.'s billion- dollar lawsuit against
> IBM Corp., but experts say it also reflects the changing ranks of the
> open-source faithful.
Huh? What's changing? There's always been a bunch of people who'll flame
you to itty-bits when you try dissing Linux, or Amiga OS or Mac OS or
whatever. The Advocacy mini-HOWTO's been around since '96 to address
exactly this problem...
Anthony Towns <aj at humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred.
Linux.conf.au 2004 -- Because we could.
http://conf.linux.org.au/ -- Jan 12-17, 2004
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