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Posted by: Anonymous Coward on April 12, 2002 03:20 AM
There is absolutely no reason not to expect that they will release the code when they release their product for the general public,

Then why don't they do it right away? Remember that they pulled out of their CodeWeaver cooperation just in order to keep things secret.

and in the mean time they have already contributed millions worth of free software code.

So if I contribute a lot to the betterment of my community, am I then allowed some occasional burglary?

You don't like a dumbed down installation process or logging in as root? Then don't use it. But don't shoot an effort to spread Linux to a wider segment in the foot.

The point is not about spreading Linux at any price (e.g. by making it as dumb and insecure as Windows), but to spread something better than Windows. If 90% of all users prefer dumb and insecure software, we have to educate the users, not adapt the software.


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