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    Re: <nettime> The braindead arrogance of Linux
      ed phillips <>

    Re: <nettime> The braindead arrogance of Linux
      Benjamin Geer <>


Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 20:01:59 -0700
From: ed phillips <>
Subject: Re: <nettime> The braindead arrogance of Linux

huh? Heiko, is this a poem?

We aren't selling dubious essences necessarily. We are jumping into the 
Services world with all its travails; it is far less lucrative than 
working the ip game. It is "wealth killing" of a sorts, and has all the 
potlach rank and pride through consuming wealth, using wealth, giving it 

I remember good old RMS on a panel years ago, with skinny pre-billionare 
David Filo in his tshirt. I remember David Filo saying to the world in 
response to RMS's embrace of free as in idea saying "But we'll all endup 
as waiters." RMS: "That would be fabulous, that would mean that the 
software actually worked!."

I live the life of a waiter? un garcon? a gay science?

Just what is quasi-religious? If its zeal you want, there is plenty of 
that, and plenty of disillusionment, zeal's little sidekick.

Everything comes as a "distro" these days, and net theorists and net 
filters might be looked at as distros. I got the latest Lovink "distro" 
update in the physical mail the other day and enjoyed it immensely, the 
principle of notworking, it could be dipped into and the various ideas are 
like separate programs, the conversations with other writers.

up2date --dry-run lovink_not_working_v4_u2.txt

you've been linuxfried. an arrogant smirk is curling at the edges of your 
mouth. "may i help you?"

- -one spirit-dead keyboard challenged certainly arrogant Linux user.
copyleft. commercial use encouraged!


Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 08:19:54 +0100
From: Benjamin Geer <>
Subject: Re: <nettime> The braindead arrogance of Linux

On Apr 7, 2005 2:07 AM, Heiko Recktenwald <> wrote:
> Sometimes, I think Linuxers can be braindead stupid arrogant [...]
> But SUN claims sdp for Staroffice!

This is not a complaint about "Linuxers", whoever they are.  It is a
complaint about StarOffice.  Incidentally, Sun is basically clueless
about free software.

But you should file a bug report anyway.  At least the OpenOffice
project *has* a public bug tracking system.  (Try that with a
Microsoft product.)


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