THE MAGIC WORDS ARE SQUEAMISH OSSIFRAGE (deviant_) wrote,
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The whole Oracle thing...

Ok, so here's what I don't get. I keep seeing this quote from Edward Stevens, Oracle's CTO. He's CTO at a very, very large software company, so he must be a pretty smart guy, right? Here's the quote:
All we add are bug fixes, which are immediately available to Red Hat and the rest of the community.
Dear Mr. Stevens,

Do you not know the difference between the statement that you're making something available to a community, versus saying that you're contributing and being a part of a community? It seems like a pretty fundamental thing to me. I can only assume that you do understand the difference, and, as such, you chose your words carefully.

I admire your display of such courage, which is clearly required to admit so freely that you, and those you represent, don't intend to put forth serious contributions, nor to be a part of the community of which you speak.

That is all.
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