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Re: Reporting a fake Wiki / Launchpad entry
Ok, stopping the sabotaging is important.
The way i read the profile pages was that he was more about poking fun at
SB or MS as a whole than at anyone in Ubuntu communities.
The whole way MS conducts it's business is in secrecy, with the activities
in any 1 small section hidden from the rest so that very few people are
able to get any kind of overview. Then at release day they throw a massive
party where the focus is on some bulbous fatman bouncing around like some
hyper-active problem-child and they also pile on typical distractions to
avoid anyone looking at the product too closely and avoids giving people a
chance to ask questions about it.
All that is completely the opposite of the ways of Ubuntu community. I
guess we try to be a bit like that because it seems to work in the world
outside Ubuntu. People in the community have worked hard under constant
scrutiny so if there is a party they have earned it.
The MS way kinda goes against the nature of most "personality types" that
are drawn to IT in the first place, especially once greed and profiteering
I think it's probably better to deal with this sort of situation by using
it to poke more fun and humorous comparisons between the Ubuntu way and the
MS or Apple way just kinda highlight the differences. Anyone motivated
primarily by profiteering and greed is unlikely to be involved in Ubuntu at
all. Of course people do need to earn money but that is written into the
GPL, despite some in the OpenSource world thinking it shouldn't be a
factor. Making enough money and being driven by greed are 2 almost
completely opposite things. That is 1 huge difference!!
So, the sabotaging needs to be stopped but hopefully some of it can be
re-evaluated as showing just how little chance SB would ever have of
getting anywhere in Ubuntu Communities. He just doesn't have the morality
or integrity to be here.
On 5 September 2014 02:47, Andres Mujica <amujicaz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Tom, sort of...
> At this time we're running the elections for the local team council and
> this impersonator is somehow sabotaging the process, making fun of the
> proposals, among other things.
> It's rather unpleasant for the ones who are actually running and trying to
> do something for the team.
> Right now, we're just ignoring him, as you said, the guy is a joke.
> However, there're around 1000 people in the community and we reach about
> 5000 more all over the country, whom may be thinking differently.
> Anyway, it may be handled internally, but as he's using official resources
> we preferred to let you know about the situation so the proper measures (if
> any) could be taken.
> Best regards,
> 2014-09-04 20:06 GMT-05:00 Tom Davies <tomcecf@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Hi :)
>> Is he actually causing any real harm? Can it be treated as a joke? As a
>> light-hearted "joshing around" such as students often seem to do?
>> Regards from
>> Tom :)
>> On 4 September 2014 23:00, Andres Mujica <amujicaz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> We've got an issue with someone who claims to be "Steve Ballmer"
>>> according to this wiki
>>> and this LP
>>> I believe that the user is violating the LP and Ubuntu's wiki usage
>>> terms, so those entries should be removed or blocked as far as I'm
>>> However, I wasn't able to find the right course of action in this case.
>>> If someone can give us some guidance, or better yet, take the proper
>>> actions it would be great.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Best regards,
>>> Andrés Mujica
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