mahlah's having an off day today; winter time / xmas blues. we're going to meet up for coffee and console each other. =)
it's days like today that remind me what an effort it is to be less than private. the masses were freed upon my blog about Open Source targetting windows and predictably they read but don't comprehend.
endless comments about the same three things:
1) it's all about Freedom of choice (my argument says nothing about limiting Freedom of choice; in fact, it's not about Freedom at all)
2) i shouldn't be pushing people towards Linux (good, because that's not what i'm advocating; i was actually talking about Windows here)
3) migration is easier with common applications (well no kidding! it's about trade offs, though, and i tried to make that part clear)
and almost nobody addresses the issue i brought up: will Microsoft allow Open Source to co-exist on their platform and will Open Source on Windows actually provide a good showing for Open Source?
so 99% of people missed the point. fair enough. nobody said i was a good writer, nobody said my ideas bore the clarity of fine diamonds.
at least now i know that i don't care about portability and that i'm completely full of myself. *rolls eyes*
i am glad that people are talking about it though. i am glad that we can see the attitudes and viewpoints of people in and around the community on the matter. these are the things that matter because we have not generally paid much mind to the consequences of what we do as a part of this wonderful Open Source community, and if we wish to survive (not take over the world, just survive) in the face of popularity some of us need to start doing so.