f



[News] [Linux] The Rise of the Anti-Linux Flamebait Trolls

Do not feed the troll

,----[ Quote ]
| Linux people tend to look up and understand technical issues, and even 
| legal ones such as the differences between patent, copyright, and 
| trademark. If you've been reading Linux sites and software licenses 
| for a while, you pick up the basics. And magazines don't hire fact 
| checkers any more, and if a magazine pays a columnist less, doesn't 
| edit his work, and calls it a "blog" they can hold it to a lower 
| standard of quality anyway.
| 
| [...]
| 
| Please. Do not feed the troll. Comment forms equal hits and money. 
| If you must respond, email the publication's editor (be sure to put 
| in "NOT FOR PUBLICATION") and post your comments--use "nofollow" 
| links if you choose to link--on your own blog or on a competing 
| site. The Mainstream IT Media is becoming more and more driven by 
| raw traffic numbers, and as editors see good results from trolling, 
| they'll tend to rely on it more.
`----

http://www.techworld.nl/idgns/3327/do-not-feed-the-troll.html

ZDNet has a lot of these flame-then-make-up Linux trolls (/a la/ John
Dvorak).


Related:

Too late to discredit open source, advocates say

,----[ Quote ]
| "It's too late," exclaimed Winston Damarillo, founder and
| chairman of software development firm Exist Global, in an
| interview with Computerworld Philippines. "Open source
| is all over the place."
| 
| [...]
| 
| Anson Uy, president of Touch Solutions (a Red Hat Linux company),
| earlier on broke the news to Computerworld Philippines about the
| alleged "funded missions" by some software firms to discredit open
| source, although he did not identify any company.
| 
| Anson revealed among the top three actions against FOSS are being
| done through "sponsored studies, piracy of open source developers,
| and bold press releases."
`----

http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/030607-too-late-to-discredit-open.html?fsrc=rss-linux-news
http://tinyurl.com/2bj969
0
newsgroups3 (79677)
6/4/2007 12:17:42 PM
comp.os.linux.advocacy 124139 articles. 3 followers. Post Follow

4 Replies
398 Views

Similar Articles

[PageSpeed] 13

After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o' wisdom:

> Do not feed the troll
>
> | Anson revealed among the top three actions against FOSS are being
> | done through "sponsored studies, piracy of open source developers,
> | and bold press releases."
>
> http://tinyurl.com/2bj969

-- 
The dark ages were caused by the Y1K problem.
0
linonut1 (1515)
6/4/2007 3:40:21 PM
Linonut wrote:
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o' wisdom:
> 
>> Do not feed the troll
>>
>> | Anson revealed among the top three actions against FOSS are being
>> | done through "sponsored studies, piracy of open source developers,
>> | and bold press releases."
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/2bj969
> 
Everyone knows Dvorak does these attacks from time to time just to raise 
his exposure.

He has even admitted as much.

0
jrusso2 (118)
6/4/2007 5:22:08 PM
After takin' a swig o' grog, Jeanette belched out this bit o' wisdom:

> Linonut wrote:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o' wisdom:
>> 
>>> Do not feed the troll
>>>
>>> | Anson revealed among the top three actions against FOSS are being
>>> | done through "sponsored studies, piracy of open source developers,
>>> | and bold press releases."
>>>
>>> http://tinyurl.com/2bj969
>> 
> Everyone knows Dvorak does these attacks from time to time just to raise 
> his exposure.
>
> He has even admitted as much.

He's the Ann Coulter of IT <grin>.

-- 
"I'm going to f'in *kill* Google!"
     -- Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft
0
linonut1 (1515)
6/4/2007 6:04:47 PM
__/ [ Linonut ] on Monday 04 June 2007 19:04 \__

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Jeanette belched out this bit o' wisdom:
> 
>> Linonut wrote:
>>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
>>> wisdom:
>>> 
>>>> Do not feed the troll
>>>>
>>>> | Anson revealed among the top three actions against FOSS are being
>>>> | done through "sponsored studies, piracy of open source developers,
>>>> | and bold press releases."
>>>>
>>>> http://tinyurl.com/2bj969
>>> 
>> Everyone knows Dvorak does these attacks from time to time just to raise
>> his exposure.
>>
>> He has even admitted as much.
> 
> He's the Ann Coulter of IT <grin>.

Yes, he said this to Dave Winer. He trolls for traffic. Here's a video where
he says more about that:

http://www.dvorak.org/blog/?p=8848

I think he stopped doing this by the way. Haven't spotted much os that
behaviour recently.

-- 
                ~~ Enjoying summertime

Roy S. Schestowitz      | Here be hills, there be dragons!
http://Schestowitz.com  |  Open Prospects   �     PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
Tasks: 142 total,   2 running, 136 sleeping,   0 stopped,   4 zombie
      http://iuron.com - knowledge engine, not a search engine
0
newsgroups3 (79677)
6/4/2007 9:45:52 PM
Reply: