Microsoft closes another deal, is redhat next?
Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 26 02:47:18 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell wrote:
Sorry to reply through you, Les. Somehow I lost the original on this.
> Robert Cates wrote:
>> I don't believe what I'm hearing/reading here! You mean there's Linux
>> fans out there that don't even know what the Open Source/Free Software
>> movement was/is all about?
There are a lot of Linux users who disagree with what some of the
promoters of Free Software have as goals. I, for one, disagree
strongly with Richard Stallman and his goals.
> I think there is a rather large base that doesn't see it as a religious
> issue and would prefer for everything to work together, letting them use
> whatever is best for any situation, making their own decisions about the
> cost vs. value of the proprietary parts. That's more or less what open
> source is about, and where it differs from the free software movement.
I can't imagine that I'll ever use the GPL or LGPL for anything I
>> So in my opinion, I see these major distro companies heading in the
>> wrong direction (and for the wrong reasons), and I'm wanting less and
>> less to do with them. I might as well go back to MS Windows. Instead
>> of one monopoly, we're going to have half-a-dozen, or more.
A multitude of monopolies is an oxymoron.
> Any number larger than one is better than only one. And if they all
> interoperate correctly without worrying about whether they have to use
> an infringing library to do it, so much the better.
We agree here, Les.
Oppose globalization and One World Governments like the UN.
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I speak only for myself, and I am unanimous in that!
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