I’ve been thinking of writing a blog post about this for a long time. I just couldn’t manage some time before tonight. It’s about a model who posed naked supporting fedora while being a Windows 7 user and a fedora fan named Angel. I personally don’t know any of them. This post doesn’t aim at offending them either. I’m just narrating an incident I’ve come across around a month ago.
While browsing tweets from my timeline, I came across this post — Fedora Goddess by someone named Angel. His Twitter is @CrysisGod and he’s a linux enthusiast. More specifically a fedora fan and a member of the Fedora Bangladesh team. As you might already know, Fedora is a cool operating system based on Linux kernel. Simply put, Fedora is another Linux Distro or a variation of the Linux operating system. Upon reading the blog, we come to know that a lovely lady is a fedora fan who has done some amazing artworks on her naked body. The photographs posted on the blog is strictly for 18+ people. A very cool post I should say. A very neat way to spread the word about Fedora!
Some weeks later, I found out that the lady is a Windows 7 user. On her devian art profile – http://aneska123.deviantart.com/ we see Windows 7 is her OS. OK, that is cool! There’s nothing wrong with that. You can of course pose for another OS while using Windows 7. Even you can be a fan of two or many operating systems. On the blog post of Angel, I put this fact as a comment. I also appreciated his nice post. But this guy moderated my comment and removed the Windows 7 part. I was quite surprised. Why’s he trying to hide that the lady is Windows 7 user? Is it wrong to like two operating systems? Were the photos taken in exchange of money or something? Were not the photos shot at the fanatic will of the girl in question?
UPDATE:Contacting the lady in question revealed that she was indeed paid for the photos! She’s not even a fedora user! Good job Tushar. (See Tushar’s comment below).
I don’t know why he did that. But I believe he thought that exposing the Windows 7 part might question the credibility of the photos. Or he just didn’t want to ruin the “Fedora Goddess” image of the lady. It might look bad if the Fedora Goddess has Windows 7 listed as her OS.
I requested the author to remove my partial comment from his blog post and he was happy to do that. Yesterday, when I went back to his site to enjoy some “open source” porn, I noticed that the browsers and OS of the commenter are being displayed. The lady posted her introductory comment on the very blog post using Firefox on Windows 7.
I’ve read about Microsoft articulating marketing strategies to create misconception about linux. But the linux enthusiasts are no saints either! It won’t discredit Fedora or Linux if some “Fedora Goddess” is using Windows 7. Have the honesty to admit the truth, no point in hiding the facts! They’ll come out some day!