Re: what's your favourite FLOSS?
On Nov 7, 2007 1:24 PM, John Masters <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 13:15 Tue 06 Nov , Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> > Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
> > add missing categories:
> <big big snip>
> Sorry but here's where I unsubscribe for a couple of months while the
> same stuff is rehashed as it was a few months ago. Does this totally
> unscientific poll have any real use? Apart that is from reigniting the
> antediluvian arguments like mutt v emacs, bash v korn etc.
> There is a method to gauge the popularity of FLOSS apps built into every
> Debian installation. If you haven't enabled it yet, do so and eliminate
> this totally superfluous 'poll'.
I find it fun and interesting to discuss with my fellow free software users
what programs they use. With this method, it is not anonymous stats,
it is people I know somewhat. If someone has an interesting choice, I
can ask why they use that program, and sometime I learn of programs
that I didn't know about at all.
Last year, this poll produced no major vi/emacs or similar flamewars,
and there have been none so far this year.
I am generally for keeping the list mostly on topic, but I think an
annual "favorite FOSS poll" is still on topic (and fun).