View Poll Results: Has Mark's post on the opensuse developers list been more harmful than beneficial?

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Thread: Shuttleworth's invitation to OpenSuSE Developers

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    shutleworth's devisive invitation to opensuse developers

    I somehow agree with this artilce
    http://community.linux.com/article.p...6/11/25/028237,

    i think the open invitation from his blog should be enough

    he shouldn't have posted on opensuse mailing list it makes him look bad,

    well, he's human, he makes mistakes too, imho

    what do you think?






    ps: hope this post does not qualify, to be in the backyard

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    Re: shutleworth's devisive invitation to opensuse developers

    The best thing he and the Ubuntu group can do, is wait and see. Ubuntu is number one. It has grown-up pretty quick in the past year. No need to start yet another Linux war.
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    Your thoughts on Shuttleworth's letter to the OpenSuSE Devs

    What are your thoughts on Mark Shuttleworth's letter to the OpenSuSE developers. ( refer to http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2.../msg03765.html for his letter. )

    I've posted it here in the backyard rather than in the cafe as I expect his invitation will be discussed in a negative light.

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    Re: Your thoughts on Shuttleworth's letter to the OpenSuSE Devs

    Quote Originally Posted by JLB View Post
    What are your thoughts on Mark Shuttleworth's letter to the OpenSuSE developers. ( refer to http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2.../msg03765.html for his letter. )

    I've posted it here in the backyard rather than in the cafe as I expect his invitation will be discussed in a negative light.
    Let's be optimistic. It very well could end up a flamewar, but we'll start in the Cafe. If it gets ugly, we can move it to the Backyard.

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    Re: Your thoughts on Shuttleworth's letter to the OpenSuSE Devs

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Let's be optimistic. It very well could end up a flamewar, but we'll start in the Cafe. If it gets ugly, we can move it to the Backyard.
    fair enough

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    Re: shutleworth's devisive invitation to opensuse developers

    I thought it came across as polite, welcoming, and honest as well as acknowledging that posting an invitation like that on the opensuse boards would be controversial.
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    Re: Your thoughts on Shuttleworth's letter to the OpenSuSE Devs

    I am disturbed by this. I really want unity amongst the linux community members, and seeing people jabbing at each other here makes me sick. We're all fighting against a common enemy, but we keep throwing sand in each other's faces. We need to all charge the enemy head on with no infighting until our cause is won, then we can hash out our differences.
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    Re: Your thoughts on Shuttleworth's letter to the OpenSuSE Devs

    From the responses to his posting they don't seem very thrilled at his presence on there.

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    Re: Your thoughts on Shuttleworth's letter to the OpenSuSE Devs

    Quote Originally Posted by alphasubzero949 View Post
    From the responses to his posting they don't seem very thrilled at his presence on there.
    indeed, they immedietely treat him as an inferior troller,

    he alredy knew too well, that most opensuse developers would react negatively on list, what he might not have forsee is what will be the perception of other communities towards him. upon posting on opensuse list a misconception might arise, that he is trying too hard to take advantage of the current issues between (novel/microsoft vs the opensource community) to gain free developers on his side.

    this kind of tactic is not part of ubuntu's principles

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    Re: shutleworth's devisive invitation to opensuse developers

    I think the post was aimed at short-circuiting Microsoft's plan and fostering unity, instead of what people see it as. Yes, Mark was trying to "steal" the OpenSUSE developers. But, I think his reasons were sound. He simply offered an alternative to those who might feel betrayed by Novell's actions. If this was some sort of underhanded attempt at propaganda I would feel offended, but I think Mr. Shuttleworth acted in an open, honest way.
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