Discussion digest, Vol 1 #279 - 6 msgs

Volker Schlecht vschlecht at studserv.uni-stuttgart.de
Fri Sep 28 22:58:31 UTC 2001

> We should be happy about the attention.
> The work of the FSF, GNU People is not in vain!
> GNU transports values like: Quality, Stability, Reliability!

Now that's not bad, but it should transport only one single value:

It is infinitely more valuable to use a program that's free than one
that's stable and reliable. Stability and reliability are wonderful
side-effects of free software, but the main point is that software is

I personally don't give a damn on whose CEO thinks that "Open Source"
is a great idea. I care about software that I can learn from, software
that I can modify: Software that I can put to real use other than
point and click on some stupid buttons that some marketroid thought

I care about software that allows ME to let ME use MY computer for 
WHATEVER purpose I want, and that allows ME to share that with my
fellow humans. 

Everything else is plainly useful, but not really relevant.


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	A horror story to prepare children for the newspapers.

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