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Does The Register Call Novell Opposers ‘Idealists’/'Purists’?


Clarification: If opposition to paying for unspecified software patents per GNU/Linux installation (even in countries that forbid software patents) is an ideal/purity, then The Register still misuses terminology

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Created by komrad 8 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 39 weeks ago
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Advocating free software in the real world


Recently, in this column, I spoke about how we can lose our free software choices if we don’t use them. Sticking with that choice is not always easy so how do we get others to make it, particularly in a world where the choice is often made for them. How can we advocate free software in a world where others don’t seem to care?

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Created by anna 9 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 40 weeks ago
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Finding the happy medium in FOSS


Last year, Dell began offering Ubuntu on non-corporate desktops and laptops... With this offering came a lot of discussion over what Dell should include with each computer sold... comments ran the gamut from FOSS purity to legal questions to even questioning Dell's motives. Clearly the FOSS community is pulled in all directions trying to satisfy users. Is there any happy medium? Can the community balance the requests of purists and pragmatists and still release usable products?

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