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  • #46
    Oracle is worse than Microsoft in that they actually go in and dismantle stuff rather than out-do like Microsoft.

    Pardon my French, but fuck Oracle. I refuse to use Btrfs because of them (when I boot into Linux of course), and the only reason I find any justice in using VirtualBox is because it was mostly developed by Innotek/Sun.

    Oracle needs to die out as a company. They are everything that is wrong with the industry.

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    • #47
      Oracle is very rage inducing indeed.

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      • #48
        Oracle doesn't understand the power of community...I suggest we make them realise that folly.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by yotambien View Post
          Ah, short memory, Mr. Apopas. It's actually the SECOND (but I'm not going to look up the post : ). And I'm going to give you the third right now (oh, noes!): however horrible the new name sounds, this is a very good move. There weren't good vibrations coming from Oracle for OSS (like not at all). Even with Sun, OO's development wasn't ideal, with contributions finding it difficult to reach upstream, not only because of the copyright assignment. This empowers OO's community and hopefully it'll get more traction and support among the big players.
          Second? Hmmm I wonder what was the first time. I'm sure wasn't about that pdf viewers arguments or something about software licenses though...
          Now about the third one is a yes and no. I'm agreed with the fork as a movement but something needs to be done with the name. If it's difficult to persuade someone that this Openoffice is a good alternative of MS office, then what confidence can give this new LibreOffice (in case of Libre put whatever word), because the non tech people will think that the differnet name means a different product...

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          • #50
            Originally posted by aussiebear View Post
            Oracle doesn't understand the power of community...I suggest we make them realise that folly.
            they do understand - and because of that they don't compete with open source projects - they use them. And they give back. Oracle contributes more to linux than Ubuntu. Just to give you something to think about.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by energyman View Post
              Oracle contributes more to linux than Ubuntu.
              Since when contribution is only the amount of code lines?

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              • #52
                when you are a company: this is the only form of contributing that counts.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by energyman View Post
                  when you are a company: this is the only form of contributing that counts.
                  If what you said would be true, then Ubuntu wouldn't be the most popular distribution.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by KDesk View Post
                    If what you said would be true, then Ubuntu wouldn't be the most popular distribution.
                    and that is a good thing?

                    I don't think so.

                    Besides, what does linux get from ubuntu's popularity?

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by energyman View Post
                      and that is a good thing?

                      I don't think so.

                      Besides, what does linux get from ubuntu's popularity?
                      More trolls, obviously.

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                      • #56
                        Increased popularity of Ubuntu generally doesn't benefit GNU/Linux directly, however having multiple popular operating systems has the same benefit having multiple popular office suites does: standards. Not being locked in to, and therefore relying upon, one vendor.

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                        • #57
                          and just look around, more and more stuff pops up for ubuntu-only. Gonme are the days of a simple tar.gz everybody could use. No, it has to be an ubuntu deb - for the ubuntards who think that making linux into a windows clone is a good idea.

                          Ubuntu does not contribute. It is even hurting linux.

                          And Blackstar, nice try but we both know that you have zero arguments.

                          When Canonical has more linux, alsa, gcc, X, binutils patches than Mandriva, IBM or even ORACLE, they might be considered something else besides leeches.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by energyman View Post
                            and just look around, more and more stuff pops up for ubuntu-only. Gonme are the days of a simple tar.gz everybody could use. No, it has to be an ubuntu deb - for the ubuntards who think that making linux into a windows clone is a good idea.

                            Ubuntu does not contribute. It is even hurting linux.

                            And Blackstar, nice try but we both know that you have zero arguments.

                            When Canonical has more linux, alsa, gcc, X, binutils patches than Mandriva, IBM or even ORACLE, they might be considered something else besides leeches.
                            But you have to admit they are the best at what they do:
                            - they have the least sucky mainstream Linux distro.
                            - they are the best leeches of the lot by far.

                            I love them.

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