Re: Discussion - non-free software removal
On Fri, Nov 15, 2002 at 05:47:39PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> This certainly flies in the face of the common argument that Free
> Software only "chases taillights".
Careful. That's a *Microsoft* argument. If it seems common, it's probably
because Microsoft is paying a lot of people to repeat it. I submit the
existence of the Internet as evidence against this argument. Even
Microsoft doesn't believe it -- in the original Halloween document, they
have this little paragraph:
* Research/teaching projects on top of Linux are easily
`disseminated' due to the wide availability of Linux source. In
particular, this often means that new research ideas are first
implemented and available on Linux before they are available /
incorporated into other platforms.