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Re: Linux Core Consortium

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 12:51:54PM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 09:25:38PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > Op do, 16-12-2004 te 14:46 -0500, schreef Ian Murdock:
> > > We've heard
> > > directly from the biggest ISVs that nothing short of a common
> > > binary core will be viable from their point of view.
> > 
> > Well, frankly, I don't care what they think is 'viable'.
> > 
> > 'ISV' is just another name for 'Software Hoarder'. I thought Debian was
> > about Freedom, not about "how can we make the life of proprietary
> > software developers easy?"
> Regardless of how you feel about proprietary software, it is someone else's
> work and they are free to sell or license it as they see fit.  I don't see
> how someone advocating "freedom" can in the same (virtual) breath presume to
> dictate what other people do with their work.

I think Wouter is only asking for reciprocity here. If they don't care
about his concerns why should he care about theirs ? Or alternatively
"not caring" is a freedom.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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