Quote from jamesh on September 17, 2011, 08:40
I'm not flaming people who wish the Raspi didn't have prop drivers. *I* wish is had non-prop drivers. I'm not flaming myself, I'm am flaming those who continue to bring up the subject, even though it has been explained many times why it has to be done like this. It's not perfect, but it is necessary. A pragmatic approach, that is generally accepted . There are many questions that need answering on this forum, and to continually be drawn back to this argument is a waste of time when it has been so fully explained already. That and continually having to state 'No not till November', 'no you can't have an alpha' 'yes, we ship worldwide'.
Stop reading problems in to peoples comment when there are none. You seem to be the only one who is 'disapointed' with the attitude, and you are the one who started it all by not listening to what people were saying, or by deliberately bringing up the subject again.
I would caution you to stop reading problems into my comments when there are none, as well. I made one small comment specific to relationships with the Ubuntu project, and it is all of you who dragged this thread down into the tired old arguments.
The "Not 'til November" and "No Alphas" responses you people give aren't nearly as antagonistic and defensive as you people get with the mere mention of licensing.
And please, don't call us vicious or fanatical. That's not very pleasant, and so far from the truth. We haven't said that about you.
Again, please re-read what I said. I don't believe you're vicious or fanatical people, but something about this forum encourages discourse that appears that way. I've been nothing but reasonable from the moment I joined, and I have put up with this "us-vs-them" attitude because I believe the R-Pi will be amazing if it ships.
Just look at the reasoned response that one Ubuntu project member posted on his own time for this bug about the R-Pi, and the "VIOLENT" (his word) response it garnered from an r-pi forum member:
I really worry that this forum community will hamper the project's goals, this way.