[Novalug] Older PCs get no respect!
dan_arico at aricosystems.com
Sat Apr 14 11:17:56 EDT 2007
On Sat April 14 2007 9:29 am, Alan McConnell wrote:
> Another main argument for supporting and encouraging Linux
> development in countries poorer than France or Germany or
> Brazil is: these countries have lots of people and thus
> represent human resources for us. Development can take place
> by people with an adequate PC, and Linux, and brains.
> I would thus argue that concentration on only what makes me,
> and perhaps my family and friends and some colleagues happy,
> is, perhaps, worse than simply immoral. It's short-sighted.
Isn't that exactly how the development process works? How many Linux
developers do the work out of pure altruism and how many do it because
they get personal satisfaction out of it and/or as an answer to their
own needs? The folks who started this whole thing off did it largely
because unix functions didn't do exactly what they wanted so they wrote
their own versions.
You've probably known more developers than I have, but all of them that I
know do the work because they are having fun and creating something that
*they* want rather than a project assigned by a manager.
One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all, and in the Darkness bind them,
In the land of Redmond, where the Sales Reps lie.
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