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Finding the happy medium in FOSS

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 65.73.247.30] on February 03, 2008 06:47 PM
Lots of misunderstanding here it seems. How do you "freeload" off of "free" code? As I said in my harsh post above, there is no one community. Now we've got the viewpoint of another in the mix, the anti-freeloaders. My fundamental point remains the same, is the code free, or isn't it? Do you as the author retain control over how the code is used? If so, the code isn't truly free. I understand the intentions of the FSF and their unquestioning minions, but the means do not justify the ends. It's either free, or it isn't. If it isn't, that's fine - I have no problem at all with the proprietary software model. Just don't pretend you support truly free software in order to promote your ideology.

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