Comment on Bill Gates' statement to free software

Andreas K. Foerster list at
Sa Jul 27 11:26:23 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:40:50PM +0200, Jacob Dawid wrote:
> <CIT>
> Thank God for commercial software. It actually funds salaries, gives
> people jobs. And thank God for free software, it lets people get
> things out there, you can play around, build on. The two work very
> well in an ecosystem
> - Bill Gates
> </CIT>

For me this "play around" stroke on another nerve.
I often had heard "Free Software may be a nice toy, but we need real
professional software."
I think that is what Bill Gates really wanted to express with it.

AKFoerster <>

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