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Freedom for who? And is this freedom important?

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on October 05, 2008 03:29 AM
These aren't sheeple. They're people. Regular people. Only geeks and just a subset of geeks care whether the software they use is 'free as in speech' not just beer. The Free Software/Open Source movement puts principles before practicality. Regular folks want practicality before principles. It also helps if the principles are worth something to begin with. Far too often the movement seems to be filled with folks who just want to be able to get something for free. How many other industries is it ok to just outright DEMAND people work for free?

In other news, MSI is reporting that 4x as many Linux Netbooks are being returned as Windows ones. Turns out the public isn't liking Linux all that much. Its gotta suck when you can't even GIVE Linux away.


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