[PLUG] Un Copying!! :-)

ഓം guru.is.on.vi at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 06:17:52 PDT 2008


On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Arun Khan <knura at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 Jun 2008, ഓം wrote:
>
>> I wanted to clear a doubt about usual propoganda of buying genuine
>> and original software that many people tend to hear when they are
>> switching to Linux from Windows world...
>
> I have never heard of "Genuine" RHEL or Novell/SuSE or <name the distro>
> in all the years I have used Linux (from 1995).
>
> Although the incumbent desktop majority holder does use the word but it
> is in the context of lic. v/s unlic. versions.  IMO, nothing to do with
> the source being the original, the binary derived .... yaddi, yaddi,
> yadda (your original post)
>
> Honestly, your posts are convoluted and I feel lost by the time I have
> read the last sentence :(   Please simplify your message if you want to
> get your point across.  Over the years I have learnt that you need to
> talk in the language that your audience understands o/w no point.
>
>> Usually I end up spending 15 minutes telling people about how it is
>> perfectly legal to copy Linux OS (distribution) and that costs me my
>> time.  So sending such mail once in a while ensures any new comers
>> become aware of such nontrivial trivialities!!
>
> Good point but ensure your message is understood by the recipient, o/w
> your effort goes to 0.
>
>> It's interesting to
>> note that most Linux veterans develop lack of such passion once they
>> cross certain level...
>
> Not necessarily, one learns to channel our time/energy into actionable
> items and promote/advocate open source where there is a chance of it
> succeeding.  Speaking for myself, I don't pursue leads that simply keep
> asking for information and are not willing to do a pilot (at a min.).
>

Just point them to the right resource of information and let them do
the scourging...
which is better approach.

Information leads to understanding and understand leads to yearning
for knowledge of how to use that information themselves... which is
what Linux is about.. not having to be at the mercy of consultants is
what most people want and that is exactly how one should empower them
by feeding more information and enticing to try various things...

If we are to do everything for them then there will always be lack of
teachers...

Guru Principle #1:  Don't create disciples... creates Gurus instead :-)


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