On Friday 30 July 2004, rick at linuxmafia.com (Rick Moen) wrote:
>> For those looking for a very competent mail server, which is very easy
>> to admin using a web interface, it's well worth looking at, as long as
>> your religious views don't absolutely prohibit paying for software.
>>I often pay for open source software -- and also for proprietary
>software, when its immediate advantages outweigh long-term pragmatic
>drawbacks inherent in lacking control.
As do I, and for exactly the same reasons. Except I suppose that I don't
regard, say, buying a Linux distribution as paying for software - I'm paying
for the service of having that software delivered to me. And of course when
you buy proprietary software you're not buying software either - you're paying
for the same service as mentioned, and you're paying for the right to use the
>Any resemblance between what you said and a cheap, misaimed slur is, I'm
Not at all intended as any kind of a slur. I should have said
prohibit using proprietary software
prohibit paying for software
I know that some peoples views on this matter are very strong, hence I use the
word religious. I respect their views - after all, unlike religions involving
Gods, very few people get killed by this religion.
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