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Richard Stallman was Rght All Along
« on: 3 January 2012, 02:31 »
I've been considering a complete switch to free software for a while now.

http://www.osnews.com/story/25469/Richard_Stallman_Was_Right_All_Along

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Re: Richard Stallman was Rght All Along
« Reply #1 on: 3 January 2012, 04:40 »
I actually was just coming on here to post this!

There've been many arguments about free vs closed software on here, mostly centred around technical merits on either side.

A moot point some would say. The guy's right - it was tough to say it a while ago, and not so tough now. Who knows what the future will be like. Rebellion?
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Re: Richard Stallman was Rght All Along
« Reply #2 on: 3 January 2012, 21:58 »
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This is why you should support Android (not Google, but Android), even if you prefer the iPhone. This is why you should support Linux, even if you use Windows. This is why you should support Apache, even if you run IIS. There's going to be a point where being Free/open is no longer a fun perk, but a necessity.

Sounds like overreacting to me.

What if you never used Linux, and were forced to support it?

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Re: Richard Stallman was Rght All Along
« Reply #3 on: 9 February 2012, 11:42 »
i wish i had the funds to own a lemote yeelong. as for closed software and hardware biting us, its easy to slip something wicked in the code when nobody can see the source, digging through a binary is never fun. i suppose a compiler is one of the best hash functions in existance......