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

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 10:46:44 UTC 2008

2008/9/16 dick_turpin <dick_turpin at archlinux.us>:
> 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.

Now, speaking as an affirmed none programmer here :-)  I can't help
but find it odd that any 'open source' program could be written to run
on MS Windows first, before it being ported to Linux.  Linux has free
access to tis code and the way it all works.  Microsoft does not so
surely it has to be harder task?  Or am I missing something?  I stand
(well, I'm sitting actually) to be enlightened.

Kevan Farmer
Linux user #373362

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