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What the FSF is doing Wrong


Please don’t take this post the wrong way just because of the title. I love the FSF. However, based on my observations, it has made some major mistakes that have ended up leading fewer people to freedom. Allow me to elaborate.

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Created by trombonechamp 9 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 42 weeks ago
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Ballmer's false choice: Open source or free soda


An open-source version of Windows would mean not only would we publish Windows source code, we would make it free. That's what open source means. We wouldn't be hosting Minority Student Day if we open-source Windows because we wouldn't have enough profit to pay people, let alone invite in people from the community.

I'm not saying open-source is a bad thing, but it doesn't pay the bills in this company, so we can't embrace that way of doing things. ... We give out free soda pop to everybody who works here. We make our stuff free, people gotta give back the soda pop -- it's just inconsistent with what we do around here.

Ignorance, thy name is Ballmer.

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Created by MrCopilot 10 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 18 weeks ago
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Blue GNU Wrong About Xming - Xming No Longer GPL


Recently, Blue GNU reported that the Xming software is released under the terms of the GNU GPLv2, and that the developer might be violating its terms. Harrison now states his program is no longer under the GPL. So here's an update.

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Created by dcparris 10 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 30 weeks ago
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Windows Is The Wrong System For the Security-Unconscious


It's one thing to make a computer easy to use, but if you're going to do so, you must also make it secure. If you're not going to develop a secure OS, then at least give more thought to your emphasis on "Ease of Use".

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Created by dcparris 10 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 32 weeks ago
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