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Máirín Duffy duffy at
Fri Jul 23 18:06:41 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-07-23 at 09:57 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> 2010/7/23 Máirín Duffy <duffy at>:
> > I kind of feel using non-open source code in any capacity is really bad,
> > even if it has an open API, even if it is running on Linux, even if it's
> > something we could practically duplicate should it disappear.
> > *Especially* when there are open source alternatives (I can understand
> > somewhat if there aren't.)

> Now I personally agree with you from an ideological standpoint.  But I
> can't see how we can put that ideology into a workable policy
> statement that does not effectively keep us from using any external
> service for anything.

Is it a requirement that we do?


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