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Re: Setup.exe sugestion/annoyance
On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 03:47:49PM +0100, Steve Fairbairn wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Christopher Faylor [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> Sent: 21 May 2003 15:33
>> To: email@example.com
>> 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
>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.
Ouch. I have a very stiff neck and laughing for twenty seconds doesn't
help it at all.
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