[Nottingham] Introduction

Bob Marshall mbob71 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 15 11:18:36 UTC 2010

Hello, Mr Booth.  I am quite sure you will find a welcome at the Navigation when you come to see us there; I am not so certain that your expressed attitude, that of 'winding up Ubuntu users' will be quite so well-received.

We have fought long and hard here to get Linux accepted in its many manifestations; to have a new member come with the intention of causing disharmony and dismay is not what LUGs are for.  You obviously consider yourself superior to other, presumably unworthy, users of Linux and are quite prepared to belittle and ridicule them for their choice of distribution.  You are, of course, quite entitled to think, and within certain limits, to say whatever you think, but this surely is little but a rehash of the 'get back to Microsoft, you're too stupid to understand Linux - we don't need your sort, pleb' attitude that we have had to fight against for so long.

I don't use Ubuntu, but it has brought freedom from the clutches of Microsoft to many; an attitude like yours can do nothing but turn back the clock; of course, that may be precisely what you want, to keep your own little baby pure and hidden from the nasty world of those who don't compile their own kernels and wouldn't if they could.

Elitism is almost always destructive to everyone concerned; I had hoped it had largely disappeared from the LUG scene; with people like you, however, it seems I was mistaken.

You sound a thoroughly snobbish, superior and unpleasant person Mr Booth, and if I do not make your acquaintance I shall not shed any tears over it.

Bob Marshall.

--- On Sun, 12/9/10, Mat Booth <mbooth at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

From: Mat Booth <mbooth at fedoraproject.org>
Subject: [Nottingham] Introduction
To: nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Date: Sunday, 12 September, 2010, 9:30

Hi all,

I was looking for a local LUG to join and there doesn't seem to be one
in my home town, but judging from mailing list traffic, you guys seem
like one of the most active groups near by.

I'm a software engineer by day and an open source contributor by night
so maybe I'll be able to answer the odd linux/programming related
question. Maybe. Also, as a member of the Fedora project, I look
forward to winding up Ubuntu users. ;-)

Elsewhere on this list I've read that you meet the first Wednesday of
the month. Is there any particular time?

Best regards,

Mat Booth

Nottingham mailing list
Nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.lug.org.uk/pipermail/nottingham/attachments/20100915/47f88cec/attachment.htm>

More information about the Nottingham mailing list