aph12 at littlepinkcloud.com
Fri Mar 31 11:58:30 UTC 2006
> On Fri, 31 Mar 2006 03:51:30 -0500
> "Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:
> > > $THIS_THING is a moving target.
> > Yes. it certainly is. In a few years, once we solve this problem, I
> > expect to be back here trying to kick certain people out of their
> > dogmatic slumbers with respect to the *next* market-share blocker.
> Don't see any evidence of dogmatic slumbering within Fedora. Just
> a realistic appraisal of what can be provided and what is appropriate
> to provide under the very clear objectives of the project. You seem
> to think your goals should be those of the project, but have given
> nothing more than a world domination pipe dream as a reason.
> There's a worthwhile and valuable group being served well by Fedora.
> Those that want or need proprietary solutions aren't stopped from
> getting them, they're a simple download the same as is required
> on Windows in many cases.
> There is simply no need to start the Fedora core project down that
> slippery slope of providing or encouraging proprietary solutions.
You're precisely right.
Those who would give up Essential Freedom to purchase a little
Temporary Market Share, deserve neither Freedom nor Market Share.
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