[Stephan Hermann] > Oh, I never signed an NDA, so I've never seen the code, actually I'm > not interested in the code, because if I have a problem with the > result, I can file bugs against this products, or bug the maintainers > of the code in their present irc channel :) It is clear that you do not understand how most Debian developers think. If we all thought free-as-in-beer was sufficient, we wouldn't be here. It's a line straight from classic proprietary software apologetics: "I don't care about the source because the vendor is so great at listening to their customers and fixing their bugs." A variation is "I don't care about the source because even though the vendor doesn't always fix my bugs, *this* software is still better than *that* software." (Often said of Opera.) Neither line carries much weight in Debian development: we *don't* trust vendors to always come through for us when we have problems, and we *don't* like living with bugs or limitations we could just as well fix, even if they're in a tool which is, on balance, better than the alternatives.
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