[Nottingham] Introduction

Paul Mellors prjmellors at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 15 11:29:45 UTC 2010

  And as a Fedora Mentor [UK] for the ambassador project, i'd politely 
tell you to shut it ;) lol   Although i think Bob, he was just jesting 
so i think that email was a little harsh.


On 09/15/2010 12:18 PM, Bob Marshall wrote:
> 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
>     -- 
>     Mat Booth
>     http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
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