well, i feel a _Lot_ better having worked out that various suspicions regarding open source funding and therefore, by extension, open source companies, have a significantly higher probability attached to them [like, 99% instead of 70% or so].
the likelihood of there existing quite drastically important - and exploitable - security holes in a number of commercial linux vendors distributions is, therefore by extension, quite high.
purely conjecture, by being good at spotting patterns.
and also by being aware that the misnomer "no information", actually "negative results", is actually _useful_.
specifically, a number of statistically significant spurious time-wasting job offers and contracts rolled in at various significant times, leading me to conclude that something is drastically wrong with the popular viewpoint on who _actually_ runs open source.
the thing that _really_ pisses me off is what happened with linuxcare, and how these people jerked me around to the extent that a) i nearly had a nervous breakdown, and definitely went through some seriously heavy trauma b) i lost a lot of friends c) i lost a lot of money d) i lost the means to achieve my goals.
ends open source-related part. begins message to non-open-source individuals.
guys, you know who you are. if you're reading this, you made an enemy out of me. i won't make you pay for it, because you're not worth it. your arrogant manipulative short-sighted and ultimately evil nature contains the means by which you will fail without me having to be of assistance.
your interference causes too many waves to be tolerated and go unnoticed.
anyway. as a result, i am now working as a building labourer, for 12 hours a day, and have no time to spend doing open source software. congratulations, i bet you're real proud of yourselves.