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Re: Voila! A compromise!
>You may not agree with our concern about freedom, but you should be
>glad we have it. Because it was our concern for freedom that led us
>to start developing a free replacement for the Unix system. If we
>were willing to recommend a non-free program, we would have
>recommended Unix and saved ourselves a lot of work. And then the
>system the LDP is documenting would not even exist.
Don't get me wrong. I actually do agree with you. I think the difference
is that I think there is a place in the world for both closed and open
source or in your terms "Free" software.
I have always applauded the FSF efforts, I was just surprised at the
extent of the commitment you have made. I will admit that I find it
dissapointing that the primary focus is "freedom" within a technical
entity. To me, the point should be providing the best product. I guess to
you it is the same, with a different definition of what the "best" would
I can accept that.
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Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.
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