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Re: sid: libc6-2.2.5-4 kills vmware workstation 3.0

On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 03:13:57PM +0200, Torsten Landschoff wrote:
> > > In such cases I sometimes decide to run the non-free tool if it saves
> > > me some time. After all I want to get my job done and I want to have 
> > > some time left for leisure or for working on stuff like free software.
> > 
> > You restrict yourself to get some leisure. Don't complain that you are
> > restricted from doing something afterways when it doesn't work anymore
> > and you don't have leisure anymore.
> That's fine with me. At least I'll have a lot more leisure when using
> an available product instead of re-inventing the wheel.

If there are only proprietary programs that do a specific job, and it
is desired to have a free program for this job, then we are forced to
reinvent the wheel by the proprietary programs licenses.

> Even RMS used
> commercial software when the GNU software for it was not yet written. 

You mean proprietary software.  There is no conflict between the GPL
and commerciality (even if Microsoft is trying to implant another
opinion in people's mind).  And yes, he did so because this was the
fastest way to achieve the goal of an entirely free operating system.
This goal has by now been achieved.  You will not find RMS using vmware
for pure convenience.


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