|FROM ||Ruben I Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] Re: Summit wiki.
BTW - I didn't use that title :ie Red Hat recommends Windows (or did I? Let me look).
In any event, it's hard to mince the worlds and I've heard this repeatedly over the last
few years, from people at IBM, RedHat, Tony Stanco, and at LUG Meetings. It's a HUGE
problem for 2 reasons. First, everytime someone runs off with their mouth like that,
they literally cost well deserving, hard working Free Software businesses dinner money.
Can you Imagine an employee for Microsoft coming out and saying, Hey our desktop is not really
ready for the modern computer yet, and is virus plaqued. You should use Evolution instead of Outlook.
Secondly, it's just not true, and I have 6 kids who use the GNOME Desktop EVERY DAY, and an 86 year old
grandmother, and a half dozen small businesses.
On 2003.11.18 01:55 Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> Nat Friedman writes:
> > > > * The schedule that you put together included a talk title that
> > > > wrongly insults one of GNOME's best sponsors, Red Hat.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Red Hat recommends Windows for consumers
> > Fine, please make sure that title isn't used.
> For what it's worth, Matthew was pretty badly misinterpreted by that
> reporter. His attempts to set realistic expectations were spun into a
> soundbite. Red Hat believes _very_ strongly in the Linux desktop, and
> has been a huge supporter of GNOME for a long long time.
> One of the really exciting bits about this Summit is that it's going to
> give us a chance to figure out exactly how to achieve that last mile.
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