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Mr. Shuttleworth is a very clever guy. So why does he keep the Windows API (Mono) inside Ubuntu GNU/Linux?

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Created by komrad 4 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 29 weeks ago
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Flimm

4 years 28 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago

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Why does every boycott Novell article get so much promotion?

This is a rubbish article. All it has is one quote from Mark Shuttleworth, and a picture. No source, no context. Why on earth was this voted for? Do people just look at the domain and automatically vote for it?

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stargrave

4 years 28 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago

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Link to reason of Mono staying in Ubuntu

It is not true. There is a link to the reason why Mono is still staying in Ubuntu at the very beginning of an article.

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Flimm

4 years 28 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago

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Where?

Do you mean this link? http://boycottnovell.com/2008/02/22/mark-shuttleworth-on-patents/
That article does not provide the quote. And even if it does, it's two years old. And even if it were new the post is still a bad article: it only contains a single link, a photo and a quote pulled from thin air.
And to top it off, I can't post a comment to complain. Although that's probably an unintentional technical glitch.
Please correct me if I'm wrong. I'd rather think that I'm the one making a mistake rather than the 20 plus people who voted for this story.

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stargrave

4 years 28 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago

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Re: Where?

Well, maybe you are really right. I agree with you. However, in my opinion it is better to see articles like that (I would prefer) than mega-wondefull user-interface themes collection for Ubuntu, that practically have zero usefulness.

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Mr. Psychopath

4 years 27 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago

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Because...

A majority of Roy's followers and cronies are over here, and collaborate on voting up stories they agree with, and voting down stories they disagree with.

They have an agenda of their own to make their views seem like the only valid ones, and to bully others into agreeing with them.

This site used to have a much more positive coverage of FOSS, but now it's plastered with their self-citing propaganda.

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stargrave

4 years 27 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago

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Re: Because...

Well, if you think that most people voting up for stories from Roy have some kind of agreement -- you are absolutely wrong. Roy is not good in many sides, but his stories are much more preferred to be read (in my opinion), than ``mega theme pack for Ubuntu'', ``make you KDE plasma more explosive'', ``do your Mandriva's outlook better than XP/Vista/7'' and so on. I am not against that type of stories -- they have nothing bad inside, however even maybe wrong Roy's articles seems to be interesting and giving food for brains. It is my opinion, my vote, my decision. Many others have their own opinions too. If it is common among many other users here -- it is not a cause to call them group of people sharing something. Well, I am not right --I hope all of us share supporting of free and open source software.

If you think that I am some kind of Roy's fans -- you are wrong too. If so, then I think that you are Miguel's very close friend, because you are always try to talk about Mono in many comments. Hope I am wrong.

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Mr. Psychopath

4 years 27 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago

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Tell that to the zealots.

Users like lozz and Komrad tend to plaster BN propoganda all over everything. A review of Banshee comparing it with 5 other players? Downvoted because it uses Mono, a technology they really really hate. This is a trend that is becoming all too disturbing, as objective articles keep getting shot down for subjective reasons based on the BN community's ideals.

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stargrave

4 years 27 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago

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Re: Tell that to the zealots

Hmm, well, I think you are right here. As I can see -- I am doing the same thing often. I can agree that it is not so objective. However, Mono-technology is really bad, I hate it too -- it is patent-trap Microsoft API/platform expansion inside free software. It is better to show total community denying of it -- users should see that there is no option either for non-free software or for Microsoft's trap one. But anyway I agree that 4 of those 5 multimedia players (or whatelse) are not dangerous and bad (as far as I remember).