[Wolves] FOSS, who's it for? Us or them?

dick_turpin dick_turpin at archlinux.us
Tue Sep 16 10:30:15 UTC 2008

Hi All

Let me say right up front I'm infected with some sort of cold come 
dreaded lergy so I'm definitely in a "Biting Babies" mood.

As an avid follower of Linux Haters blog I notice yet another 
incredulity this morning, Wine is bragging about getting Google Chrome 
to run on Linux!
My first thought was "Why!" seeing as IMO its a steaming pile of 
pointlessness cruddy bloat. Along with Twitter and the new kid on the 
block Dopplr.
But then while reading I started to agree with the open source sentiments.

How come Google Chrome, supposedly born of open source code, is for 
Windows? And why, as LH says, does the community have to lash up some 
band aid, a twig, three elastic bands and some super glue to make it 
work on Linux?

I don't really want an answer as I couldn't give a toss for Google 
Chrome but its a possible prime example of the failure of freedom, only 
the rich can afford to do anything with it the rest of us end up with 
scraps and have to 'make do' with a glass of wine.

Cough, cough, splutter, splutter come here and let me breath on you.

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