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RE: Setup.exe sugestion/annoyance

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor []
> Sent: 21 May 2003 15:33
> To:
> Subject: Re: Setup.exe sugestion/annoyance
> Primer on how not to get free software problems fixed:
> 1) Download free software.
> 2) Notice that the free software doesn't work exactly the way 
> you want.
> 3) Assume that the reason the free software doesn't work the way you
>    want it to is because someone is missing something very obvious.
>    Do no research to prove that theory.  Assume that you are the
>    very first person to notice the problem and decide to scold
>    the free software developers.
> 4) Send offended email.
> 5) Receive email from developer telling you why things work the way
>    they do.
> 5) Respond in insulting fashion to the developer who 
> volunteers time to
>    work on free software.
> 6) Speculate, while doing no research, that the bug in the 
> free software
>    program is probably fixable by using a proprietary software product
>    available for purchase for many $$$.
> 6) Suggest that bug in free software was purposely introduced.
> 7) Wait for problem to be fixed, basking in the warm 
> knowledge that you've
>    done everything possible to help the volunteer developers 
> of the free
>    software.

Why isn't this is the FAQ?  I've found usability bug in the FAQ that'd only
take the FAQ maintainer seconds to change, by loading it up in Microsoft
Word XP, copy and pasting this into it, making it produce new HTML, and

What a crime against humanity this is.

Steve Fairbairn.


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