Mark Shuttleworth and the Linux desktop folk


#1

Thought this was interesting:

“I used to think that it was a privilege to serve people who also loved the idea of service, but now I think many members of the free software community are just deeply anti-social types who love to hate on whatever is mainstream.”


#2

Antisocial people can not work for benefits of community, by definition. It is illogical to say, that free software is created by sociopaths.


#3

And why some people hate mainstream? it is simple: they are free intelligent people, and they deeply do not agree with that, that some financially influential people make decisions for them: how they must live and what they must think.
Intelligent people can decide for themselves.


#4

Depends on what you call mainstream society. If by that you mean brave new ultra-corporatist world, soulless as hell, then color me anti-social.


#5

Corporations wouldn’t care which way Ubuntu goes; for the most part they’d only care about the server-side OS.

I believe Shuttleworth is referring to the standard users voicing thier thoughts.