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British Computer Society attack FOSS

Postby ollie » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:25 pm

Wow, the The Chartered Institute for IT (formerly the British Computer Society) found out what happens you publish articles with FUD attacking FOSS. Original garbage here, with the uncensored reply here.

For what it's worth I totally agree with Luke Leighton from Advogato.
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Postby donoreo » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:25 pm

Wow. How much did commercial software vendors pay him for that? I think the editors and staff of LXF need to go on a little crusade.
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Postby Dutch_Master » Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:30 pm

/me has now visions of Mike and Neil in armor on horseback :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby leke » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:03 pm

Alternatively open source applications can be updated via the community as developers release updates free-of-charge for the good of the open source users. However, there are no guarantees that the patch will be written and released at all, let alone the quality of the patch, as there is no overriding responsibility to provide a service level of any kind.
It should be noted that MS operating systems have a lifetime and security updates can completely cease if the user doesn't buy in to the latest OS (possibly making your software incompatible, but wait, you can pay for that again too).

Hey, hasn't MS stopped security updates for XP as of 13th July?
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Postby johnhudson » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:16 pm

leke wrote:Hey, hasn't MS stopped security updates for XP as of 13th July?


No



too many "[quotes]"
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Postby towy71 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:38 pm

leke wrote:Hey, hasn't MS stopped security updates for XP as of 13th July?
Microparp says Extended Support Retired 08/04/2014, but then they are illiterate enough render the past into the future :roll:
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Postby Marrea » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:45 pm

leke wrote:Hey, hasn't MS stopped security updates for XP as of 13th July?

No, that's Windows 98. :lol:
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:06 pm

leke wrote:
Hey, hasn't MS stopped security updates for XP as of 13th July?

Actually, only XP SP2.
If you have SP3 installed, you are still supported for the time being (at the moment, until April 2014).
Of course, mainstream support HAS ended apart from security updates(sorry home users), but business support will continue.
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Postby Bazza » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:33 pm

Hi DM...

> /me has now visions of Mike and Neil in armor on horseback

Lord help us... ;)
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Postby Bazza » Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:35 pm

Hi ollie...

> For what it's worth I totally agree with Luke Leighton
> from Advogato.

Me too, he tore the article apart limb from limb...
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Postby khakilang » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:31 am

Dutch_Master wrote:/me has now visions of Mike and Neil in armor on horseback :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Hope their armor is tick enough to withstand those bashing. May the FOSS be with you.
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Postby greg.d » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:32 am

He obviously knows what he's chatting about, but littering the reply with sarcasm, swearing and personal attacks just made it seem a bit childish, would have had a greater impact without IMO.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:47 am

greg.d wrote:He obviously knows what he's chatting about, but littering the reply with sarcasm, swearing and personal attacks just made it seem a bit childish, would have had a greater impact without IMO.


Agreed, far too much of it in so called "informed comment" IMHO
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Re: British Computer Society attack FOSS

Postby corners » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:18 pm

Bloody hell there's no need to be hysterical, publishing an opinion piece on their web site is hardly an attack on FOSS by the BCS. Some people are just misinformed, correct them, move on and leave the drake to the tabloids.
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Postby jjmac » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:50 am

Howdy All,

A partial quote from the above,

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However, there are no guarantees that the patch will be written and released at all, let alone the quality of the patch, as there is no overriding responsibility to provide a service level of any kind.
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Notice the professionalism fud line being used in the quote. It smacks of ignorance and or agenda of course.


Something i saw recently ... as part of someones sig i think (scratch_head).

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." - Albert Einstein



That is a double ended statement too, of course.

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