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    Re: New user feelings (Score: 1)
    by DanielS on Friday, January 25 @ 08:49:54 GMT
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    Re: New user feelings (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, January 25 @ 09:51:32 GMT

    My point 🙂

    If you do not think you are damaging Linux *and* Debian and you don’t need the publicity and support of the commercial world then fine. I have nothing to say to you.

    I am not sure the bottom quote came from, I am actually a professional software engineer (with a bonafide software engineering degree :)) who has worked in this industry for 9 years, held the position of software engineer, team leader, IT manager (including support) and network admin.

    Most of the positive thoughts I have about Debian come from the very quick, respectful (obviously not your comments) and spot on responses I received when I asked a question.

    The comment I was making is that this seems to be no longer the case.

    Get your facts right before you go making up quotes, and read up on netiquette.

    BTW my email is if you want to respond offline.

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    Re: New user feelings (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, January 25 @ 15:15:51 GMT

    If no one uses your software who will kiss your socially inept ass?

    I don’t recall Stallman ever saying users where required to contribute shit.

    Once you distribute it to somebody they have the right to do whatever they want. They are not required to kiss your ass, contribute code or do anything else.

    I’m supposed to bow down and suck your dick becuase you made some packages for a unix clone in your spare time? whoopy fricken doo dude, get a hold of yourself, in the big scheme of things you are not important, even if flaming the poor users makes you feel like you are.

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    Re: New user feelings (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, January 25 @ 15:52:27 GMT

    Exactly, debian is a hobbiests distro created by amateurs, some people just expect to much out of it.

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    Re: New user feelings (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, January 27 @ 22:56:03 GMT

    Next time ask your mom if she can give you a prozac to go with your ritalin and orange juice in the morning ok toughguy.

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