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arenaman: If you look at it more thoroughly, the MS vs Netscape and Adobe vs Macromedia really brought the Windows platform forward because these disagreements actually spurred people to do more than the other and try to do it better. Microsoft for example didn't completely remove their website when Netscape fans started calling Bill Gates names.

The personal feuds we've been witnessing here on Drobe and elsewhere do absolutely nothing of that sort. This petty bickering between considerably high profile persons in the RISC OS community doesn't seem to stimulate any development or competition, it only serves to annoy others that repeatetly have to witness it on public forums. It gets tiresome rather quickly to see a couple of supposedly adult people behave like a couple of five year olds again and again and when these people are considered to be part of the "best general contributors" to the platform that has been fighting for its life for the past few years it's easy to see why some may start wondering if being a part of this is actually worth while. After all, most people see computers as tools and there's nothing that RISC OS can do that other operating systems can't do. If you can't get a piece of software on the other operating systems there's always going to be someone willing to write it and if there's market for it on RISC OS it's very unlikely that there's no market for it on Windows for example.

So Peter, Chris and others, if you dislike someone or have a need to argue about personal preferences on a five-year-old level, keep it between yourselfs and off these public forums. You know it does absolutely no good for neither you or the platform you have grown to love but only serves to drive people away.

 is a RISC OS UserGulli on 29/12/05 12:10AM
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