[FOSDEM] Re: Donation by Novell

Ulrich Staudinger ustaudinger at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 19:02:17 CET 2009


OpenSource is a business similar to many any other businesses on this
planet.

It's just that many volunteers think they change the world by doing work for
free. The positive aspect of this is, that many open source developers learn
how to work and for example, write good code / develop well, which helps
them again in their day-to-day job. You can even see OpenSource Software
projects as the biggest sandbox for developers ever. Just from the human
resource point of view, i think Novell does very well to give something back
to the community by sponsoring an open source event : they benefit not only
by using software, but also from the human resources. And honestly, i think
this discussion is really childish.

Thank you!


On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at 1407.org>wrote:

> On 1/13/09, Andreia Gaita shana.ufie at gmail.com wrote:
> > >  http://static.1407.org/20090105-fosdem-2009-appeal.html
> >
> > Wow. I believe this is the first time I've been ashamed of a fellow
> > countryman. *shakes head*
>
> Dear Andreia,
>
> Since I shame you so much, could you at least do the honourful act to
> explain how I shame you?
>
> ( ) By writing a polite appeal?
> ( ) By having a strong opinion against software patents?
> ( ) By having a strong opinion against people who've been trying to hurt
>    our communities through software patents
> ( ) By having a strong opinion against people who are constantly
>    inciting attacks on various of our communities?
> ( ) By calling attention that Microsoft has a software patent plan
>    through Mono against the community, with the brave help of Novell?
> ( ) By hoping that proprietary software suppliers don't buy good will?
> ( ) All of the above?
>
> Because otherwise, it seems you just gratuitously took you chance to
> show off your spite against me as if it was new... (which it isn't, like
> you pretend it is in this email).
>
> Rui
>
> --
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Ulrich B. Staudinger
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