So, I noticed something at Slashdot a while ago.
On Red Hat selling a commercial version of Linux:
Wah! They're making money from someone else's hard work! They should pay Linus!
On Red Hat trying to hire Linus to do kernel development:
Wah! They're trying to take over Linux!
On Red Hat going public:
Wah! They're making money from someone else's hard work! They should let the developers in on the stock!
On Red Hat grepping the kernel source and sending an invite to everyone who'd contributed anything ever:
Wah! Why are they spamming people!
On Red Hat creating Fedora instead of trying to shift box sets at retail:
Wah! Why are they abandoning the retail market!
I actually stopped reading regularly a while before that last one, but noticed it when I dropped by a few months back. I'm confident I've missed some other bitchfest in the interim.
And my life is so much poorer for it, I'm sure.
Got a very similar vibe reading some of the trackbacks regarding the MT 3.0 announcement(s). Yes, there were some valid points and complaints, but they were buried in an avalance of, "under the combined fury of the blogosphere, the evil Six Apart has backed down from their evil, greedy license scheme" type shit.
Luckily for me, reading these had the happy side effect of reversing that pesky gypsy curse.
Meaning I can respond to them with no restraint whatsoever.
Most of you have never seen me responding to things with no restraint whatsoever.
You don't want to. Trust me on this one.