|post 2: Why I am doing this = GandhiCon3
||[Jun. 30th, 2009|10:05 pm]
Beth Lynn Eicher
When I first saw bug 1, "Microsoft has a majority market share" I felt disappointed in the Cannonical and Ubuntu for measuring itself in an adversarial manner instead of concentrating its efforts of making Ubuntu the best operating system ever. I also felt compassion for those who enjoy Microsoft products and accepted that Microsoft would always have a strong market presence. People will use the best product for them.|
All of that has changed.
I feel like I'm on top of mountain watching a few pebbles shift. I can feel the avalanche coming. I see many causes in motion. Microsoft's current business practices are the wind that gives speed to the pebbles. All I am doing here is delivering a notice that unless several of these causes halt soon, the change will come exponentially in an yielding fashion.
In a way, I am more than just an observer. With my work with The Ohio Linuxfest the fruits are not measurable. Even if bug one wasn't communicated, I would still be a free software idealist who is happy to see what is afoot.
The facts will come out more in future posts but I am sure that Microsoft feels threatened. It's GandhiCon3 time. As Eric Raymond pointed out "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."