[UFO Chicago] debian woody on an imac rev. b -- success! (fwd)

presence kkanno@users.symmetric.net
Fri, 10 Jan 2003 18:10:46 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Rory O'Connor wrote:

> at some level, flames can be quite entertaining.  but then again, this
> isn't 1994.  it's just not cool.  One of the things that bothers me

Flame wars are quite uncool, but anything "free" or "GNU" or "linux" IS
waaayyy cool and must be loved by all.

> about this list is how nasty people get, especially lately.  i really
> can't understand why.  i mean, would you really say these things to
> each other in person at a UFO meeting?

I would.

> seems to me that this list should be sort of an extension of the
> meetings. which, quoting the UFO homepage, "The atmosphere is casual
> and friendly".  One would hardly get that notion from reading this
> list.  Quite frankly if I hadn't actually BEEN to a UFO meeting and
> only read the list, I would be scared to come.

I have not been to one yet either, but see no reason to phear it or
anybody at one. Chatting is not scary. Mailing list are not scary. The
dark is not scary either.