My Rant About Malaysian In Malaysia OSS Communities

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Well, I believe some of you had already read these in the osdc.my mailing list.
Since I see I had spend some time and write until so long in the mailing list, so why not I also post it in my own blog too.
My blog already quite long don’t have any updates already anyway.
Here is my response in the “[osdcmy] Malaysian OSS Developer” thread in the osdc.my mailing list.

My first reply to the mailing list:
I believe they mean by the attitude and mindset of Malaysia OSS developers and the community.

As we can see now, majority of our developers and community people are fighting each others. Not united at all. Always argue about the difference and advantages of those OSS projects that they are supporting.

From the most recent case, we can see that lots of distro supporters are arguing with each others about how good is the distro they are supporting.
Even those Ubuntu derivatives distro supporters, are fighting with each others.
Hey, come on! You are all under the same family, what for wasting time and fight who is better?

What we actually need to do is to cooperate and make applications works on all distros that have common platform, such as making sure an apps, able works in all Debian and its derivatives, all Ubuntu and its derivatives as well as works in CentOS and its derivatives, Fedora and its derivatives, OpenSuse and its derivatives, FreeBSD and its derivatives etc.

We should now stop to fight about our difference and start work together for a common interest. Well, because of majority of the Malaysian like to fights about the difference, this also made Malaysia labeled as a racism country where all race are fighting about their differences. If we all want to move forward towards a better future, stop fighting about our differences. Work together for a common interest start from now on! Change our mindset!!!

Guess what? Because of a lot of people fighting about their derivatives distro, and argue with each others, this also made me decided to stop my DN-A (Debian Netbook-Angel) project. Because I don’t want to see there is another Linux distro derivative appear and sparking more arguments.
We have a lot of Linux distro already anyway, no point fork out something which have not much difference to cause more controversy…

There is a lot more I wanted to say actually, but lets see how you guys react to what I have written above 1st…

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