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markj at cloaked.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Nov 14 15:45:07 UTC 2001
> > > I think it would be more effective if you didn't come across so
> > > extreme.
> > Sorry, I meant death on a corporate level, not a personal one.
> Sure, but even that's too harsh, IMO.
Why? If it's them or us, I want it to be them.
> (Now if you'd said you wanted to see Microsoft bankrupt... :-))
Why one rule for MS and another for VA? To me, it's immaterial who is
threatening us. MS is not the great Satan, although they do have a proven
track record as a "predatory monopolist" or whatever the US judges said.
> > None of the others are incompatible directions with the others,
> Sure they are, you can't run Linux and BSD on the same box at the
> same time (unless you're using something like VMware).
They are free unix-like operating systems which share much code. I'd call
that more compatible than mutually exclusive.
> > Is there place for non-free software in the free software
> > community?
> The cxommunity is made up of people not programs. Is there a place
> for people who use non-free software in the free software community?
> Yes, IMO.
That's where we'll have to differ. I don't think that we should support
predatory proprietary software at all. What you do in your own time is up
to you, but it is clearly outside this movement.
Why do I think they're incompatible? Well, the creator of the non-free is
compelled (by law, usually) to try to corner the market, while the creator
of the free may try to make a good implementation.
> > Oh, and if you call it a wug, I shall insist the plural is wugfskz.
> Splitter. :-)
I'm not the one in the People's Front of Judea! :-)
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