Posted by: llanitedave
on September 14, 2004 06:58 AM
There *IS* something seriously lacking in commercial software. It's called "quality".
There are two thinkers who have arrived at the conclusion that "Free" software is better than proprietary software -- Richard M. Stallman and Eric S. Raymond. They have approached the issue from diametrically opposite directions, philosophical and analytical -- no one will accuse them of being political bedfellows. Yet from each independent point of view, they have realized that "Free" software is the way to go. They aren't spiteful -- just wanting the best software solutions possible.
I highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with their arguments.