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Spend millions visiting space TWICE, take Amazon referal money from non profit... priceless!

Take Amazon referal money from non profit... priceless!

From skitterman.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/business-opportunity-in-ubuntu/#comment-364:
Mark, with his wealth, could have set up any model of organisation. He chose a for-profit one. As such, the conflict of loyalty necessarily must become ever more pronounced as that profit is sought.
Thanks to a former friend for pointing me to these two people who could express this better than me.


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Mar. 5th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
And so it starts...
the Douchebag Mark meme.
Mar. 5th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
Re: And so it starts...
It was about time already.
Mar. 5th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
Re: And so it starts...
Now he'll not vote for you as DPL.
Mar. 5th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: And so it starts...
AFAIK I am not running for DPL.
Mar. 5th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Will he make a second space travel? I haven't found any info about that.

If so, it's very sad. That's a pretty good example of what you must not to do with 20 millions dollars.

Saludos :-)
h.says.it (http://h.says.it)
Mar. 5th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
I have no idea how many times, and I could not care less, the picture's original author is here http://tante.soup.io/post/111646662/Bild
Mar. 6th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
It's not irrelevant
One bad decision or one bad action has not the same value if repeated.

The absense of regret, guilt or conscience can be significative. If someone want to dig on one unacceptable behavior it's spected to care about the parameters involved.

It's not the same to kill one person than to kill more than one. You can find old religions saying "killing one person it's the same than to kill all the humankind", but that is not acceptable for modern laws or points of view.

The lack of empathy is more dangerous if doubled.
Mar. 6th, 2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
Re: It's not irrelevant
I agree with you, I was just expressing that I am not interested in the amount, but the concept. The picture seems to be wrong. AFAIK he "only" traveled to space one.
Mar. 6th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
It's all about emphaty
If it was just one time, I have seen 15 years old guys with higher levels of ethics.

We don't need to add more.

If we add a lie to the description of one person publicly, it becomes defamation, and we loose any reason, enlightenment or confidence.

We all have the right to say the thruth and we all have the right to not been vilified.
Mar. 5th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Banshee is mono-based
So he's basically taking money away from Micro$oft. Not a bad thing in my book. Having said that buttnut is a freedom-haters distro.
Mar. 5th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Banshee is mono-based
Mono != Microsoft. Your conspirancy theory is way too lame
Mar. 5th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
Business models
Alternatively he could have tried his best to make a profitable business, and help to dispel the myths that a Free software based business model is unworkable.

I'd say that would be more valuable than him just sinking his entire fortune into ubuntu.
Mar. 6th, 2011 05:13 am (UTC)
Is mark still a Debian member?
I heard a rumour that Mark is still a member of Debian even though he doesn't do any work on Debian. Is that true?
Mar. 6th, 2011 12:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Is mark still a Debian member?
Yes, he is marks@d.o
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Mar. 7th, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)
Re: A bit unfair
It is very telling that a person that could afford such a thing choose to start a for-profit company. Not only that, that he wants his profit made on such grounds.
Mar. 7th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
Re: A bit unfair
He wouldn't have been able to afford the space trip or founding Canonical with his private money in the first place if he wasn't firmly in the for-profit mindset. Which, in and as of itself, is not a bad thing per se. What annoys me about this is that, while certainly legal, it's not a moral thing to simply replace referral codes anywhere. As an aside, this is more common than one might think. Services like mibbit or that Twitter client which got blocked recently did the same. They pedaled back at some point, tough. Canonical did not (yet).
Mar. 7th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
If I may spoil the festive mood…
«Non sequitur (Latin for “it does not follow”), in formal logic, is an argument in which its conclusion does not follow from its premises. In a non sequitur, the conclusion can be either true or false, but the argument is fallacious because there is a disconnection between the premise and the conclusion.» – Wikipedia non sequitur definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non_sequitur_(logic))
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