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Free Software's raison d'entre

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on February 27, 2007 10:02 PM
The whole reason that Free Software exists is to replace and kill proprietary software and its hold on the users. How can Xara expect to keep the Windows version non-free (as in cost) when the code is already Free?

What happens to these two platforms when Linux becomes a larger player on the desktop? If, we should hope, Linux ever takes 51% of the desktop market (umm.. i said, hope), will the Linux version be for-charge and the Windows version suddenly free?

I like the line, "Its a Free country, just don't say too much." Freedom of anything isn't Freedom at all when there is the chilling effect of threats to exercisers of their rights.


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