See, this is what I was talking about a couple of weeks ago, and about the
Linux Community. Many of us anyway. I think many folks take efforts like Antoni's for granted. I mean, what the frick. If this distro goes down, there's about 2 quadzillion, nine hundred and eleventy seven others to choose from.
No big deal, right? Nope, it's not right at all. Not even close to being "right".
This is where the free-at-any-cost counter-culture comes back to bite someone in the a$$. This guy busted his backside to produce one of the slickest, easiest to use Linux distros available today and his users couldn't even be bothered to donate 10 bucks a month to his work? 10 frickin' dollars a month. Two cups of coffee at $tarchucks
The distro they open every day and use for their work and entertainment? Yeah, this one. This goes back to one of the neatest distros ever. Andrew Wyatt worked his backside off to give his users a stable and beautiful way to operate there computers, but holy cow, when he might have mentioned that he could no longer support running his distro, users scrammed like bugs under a turned-on kitchen light at 2 in the morning. "oh no!!! He might want some of us to pay a few stinking dollars a month for him to continue his work! Oh the Tragedy"!
I wrote a compelling piece at FOSS Force about the Linux community and gave them credit for doing a good, good thing when push came to shove, but in cases like this, I gotta stand on the same side of the issue as my buddy Josh. When it comes to having to count on someone, Many times the Linux Community isn't one to count on when you don't have anyone else to count on at all.
I wish Antoni Norman the best and if he will pledge to stay with it for just another month, I'll paypal him the money I had been saving for a new keyboard, and I don't even use his distro. I live on $900.00 a month and I'll pitch in 50 bucks. I haven't used Pinguy lately but I have in the past and he's done a magnificent job creating it. Here's to see what happens next.