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Thread: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

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    Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    Read here.
    Ladies and gentlemen, sit down. You have all been taken advantage of in the worst manipulative mental carnival imagineable.

    FUD. We all know the term. Wikipedia states it as: "Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is a tactic of rhetoric used in sales, marketing, public relations, and illiberal democracies. FUD is generally a strategic attempt to influence public perception by disseminating negative (and vague) information."

    For the longest time, this tactic has been largely connected with Microsoft. Free Software advocates have lashed out against these unfair statements, in an attempt to maintain a fair playing field.
    There is one site, however, that tries to "play dirty" with Microsoft, and Novell. Enter the era of double-standards and ********. BoyCott Novell is the unsatisfied FUD-mongerer's answer to corporations.
    I thought this was an excellent article. Saw it on Linsux.org, believe it or not. But, it really strikes true this time, something that can't be ignored.

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    Re: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    Novell actually made money from Microsoft when they "caved" and they make up ~9% of kernel contributions http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9907485-16.html

    If you boycott everything Novell then you have to boycott the kernel as well

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    Re: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    Boycott Novell is only for those with WAY too much spare time.

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    Re: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinals_fan View Post
    Boycott Novell is only for those with WAY too much spare time.
    Those who write for it have twice as much then.

    Think how many amazing developments can be done in the time it takes to write FUD articles.

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    Re: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    Radicals, as long as they only talk, can be good monitors of the unlikely. Like Ubuntu getting bought by Microsoft.
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    Check it out if you want a secure Ubuntu Server: sudo apt-get install firehol

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    Re: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    So, in theory, if we just go with the opposite of whatever the radicals are saying, we'll be fine?

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    Re: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinals_fan View Post
    Boycott Novell is only for those with WAY too much spare time.
    I second this
    The limits of my language mean the limits of my world

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    Re: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    There is a call for a boycott on boycottnovell now on FS Daily. Please give your votes:
    http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Boycott_Boycott_Novell

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    Re: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    It's obvious if you read the comments on the boycottnovell article regarding the codec issue, that these guys think they are better than everyone else - anyone who doesn't subscribe to their views is, in their mind, unwelcome in Linux.

    These guys are whack-jobs.

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    Re: Boycott Novell: Defenders of Freedom, or Offenders of Freedom?

    The people who run Boycott Novell needed something to do after people got bored of their President Kennedy conspiracies.
    A Fedora user

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