TuxMachines: The Linux Foundation Gives Microsoft (Paid-for) Keynote Position While Microsoft Extorts (With Patents) Lenovo and Motorola Over Linux Use
This morning's reminder that Nadella is just another Ballmer (with a different face); Motorola and Lenovo surrender to Microsoft's patent demands and will soon put Microsoft spyware/malware on their Linux-powered products to avert costly legal battles
Artist Sylvia Ritter happily informs Softpedia about the availability of 25 wallpapers for mobile phones and tablet devices illustrating her vision of the mascots used for all the Ubuntu Linux operating system releases.
Open source, open standards, open community. But is open source software truly open to criticism?
Often when areas that could use some improvement in Linux or other software are pointed out in /r/linux, those posts get their downvote brigade quite promptly. Just browse the post list at any moment and you see what I mean.
I have seen this many times and it's interesting how systematically it happens. It also makes me a bit nauseous, when I begin to think if the whole purpose is to celebrate the awesomeness of open source and differing opinions are quickly silenced being politically incorrect.
Any theories on why this happens? Maybe the community feels attacked if there is criticism, and thus it works as a defense mechanism? Or maybe it is seen that something free in price should not be criticized too much?submitted by /u/jones_supa