From: Paul J Collins (sneakums at domain zork.net)
Date: Sat 24 Feb 2001 - 00:51:19 GMT
>>>>> "JC" == Jerry Connolly <jerry.connolly at domain eircom.net> writes:
JC> Paul J Collins said the following on Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 11:58:32PM +0000,
>> Most decidely so. Their goals are to make lots of money while
>> restricting users' freedom.
No, it is not FUD. Do you even know what FUD is? It is fact, perhaps
I consider all proprietary software a restriction on my freedom. Can
you show me a proprietary software company that is not out to make
JC> This type of attitude makes it very difficult to take Linux
For you, perhaps. A commitment to the elimination of proprietary
software is what makes me take free software very seriously indeed.
You don't achieve a goal like that by singing songs and waving
banners. You do it by writing solid software, licensing it under a
suitable license and letting everyone else do the same.
>> Your use of the term "serious software development" to describe
>> production of proprietary software suggests that free software
>> developers are somehow *not*. It is offensive.
JC> My meaning was that proprietry software developers are less
JC> likely to pick a platform that is unsuitable for serious
JC> development (or indeed, widely used), but you are free to take
Well, so what? The less proprietary software that's dumped on users
of free operating systems, the happier I am.
>> Suggesting that becoming a platform for proprietary software
>> development is somewhow a progression is doubly so.
JC> You're reading too much into what I say, I never said that
JC> Linux was suitable for anything.
Try reading what I'm saying, and ease up on the trigger finger, Tonto.
-- Starving artists queue here.
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