More on Tuttle’s city manager Jerry Taylor

We at LUX feel sorry for this guy. We truly do. Instead of bowing gracefully, he equates freaks to geeks. In a recent conversation with TuttleTimes, he said the following:

“This is just a bunch of freaks out there that don’t have anything better to do,” he said. “When I came in to work Monday morning, I had about 500 e-mails, plus anonymous phone calls from all the geeks out there. [CentOS is] a free operating system that this guy gives away, which tells you how much time he’s got on his hands.”

Obviously he’s never done anything for charity, or developed anything for the sake of others. Let’s squash some of the incorrect assumptions he makes right off. First, CentOS is a reiteration of RedHat Enterprise Linux. Linux itself was created by Linus Torvalds, not Johnny Hughes. The distribution is just repackaged to fit the Enterprise model of RedHat. Second, there are those of us that actually care about contributing to society WITHOUT reciprocation. We know it’s surprising, but yes, there are these types of people.
There is nothing wrong with standing by what you believe in. But get a clue about linux. We beg you. You stand by your decision, even though the e-mail correspondence clearly displayed that Johnny Hughes gave you the answer to your problem BEFORE you threatened the FBI. In the corporate world, there is this thing called courteous customer service, both in internal and external customers. We at LUX feel that there needs to be a course in this at the City of Tuttle since there is obvious issues with it in the e-mail exchange.
In any case, we as the world of “geeks” are glad that we’re not associated with “freaks” like Jerry Taylor.
Via TuttleTimes

  • Name calling will get you nowhere.
    To say it as plainly as possible, Jerry Taylor has displayed a complete lack of understanding in the matters of open source, linux, and computing in general.
    He was elected by the people and must have forgotten about that because he is definitely not acting on their behalf (by falsely accusing people of wrongdoing, jumping to conclusions, and then insulting a group of folks that had done nothing wrong).
    This is why government gets a bad name. You have ignorant people put in place to “govern” and those people don’t have a clue how to treat other folks.
    Jerry,
    If you want a quick course in etiquette please contact me. I’ll be happy to walk you through the the finer points that most of the rest of the world operates under.
    I am surprised that you have not had legal action taken against you for slander and/or harrassment at a minimum. Most people don’t take kindly to harrassment of the nature that you performed against Mr. Hughes. Just because you’re in a place of leadership doesn’t grant you the privilege of disobeying the law.

  • Name calling will get you nowhere.
    To say it as plainly as possible, Jerry Taylor has displayed a complete lack of understanding in the matters of open source, linux, and computing in general.
    He was elected by the people and must have forgotten about that because he is definitely not acting on their behalf (by falsely accusing people of wrongdoing, jumping to conclusions, and then insulting a group of folks that had done nothing wrong).
    This is why government gets a bad name. You have ignorant people put in place to “govern” and those people don’t have a clue how to treat other folks.
    Jerry,
    If you want a quick course in etiquette please contact me. I’ll be happy to walk you through the the finer points that most of the rest of the world operates under.
    I am surprised that you have not had legal action taken against you for slander and/or harrassment at a minimum. Most people don’t take kindly to harrassment of the nature that you performed against Mr. Hughes. Just because you’re in a place of leadership doesn’t grant you the privilege of disobeying the law.

  • amazed

    This guy is not just some dolt off the street. He was acting as an OFFICAL of the GOVERNMENT. DOn’t tell me he has acted this way with impunity…?

  • amazed

    This guy is not just some dolt off the street. He was acting as an OFFICAL of the GOVERNMENT. DOn’t tell me he has acted this way with impunity…?