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Monday, November 27, 2006

How To Spread FUD and Annoy A Mailing List

Mark Shuttleworth decided it was a good idea to invite SuSe developers to work on Ubuntu. He did this by posting this on the Open Suse Linux Users mailing list. You can read his post here: and you can also contact him on this address:

Just a small point it’s not a good idea to invite developers of another Linux distribution to work on the one you promote by inviting them on a Users List. It’s better to find out the Developers list and post the invite there. You should also remember that lots of the developers are actually paid employees of a company and therefore are tied to the fact they cannot help you.

The obvious point of Mr Shuttleworth's post is to annoy as many people as possible and spread FUD over the Microsoft/Novell agreement.

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