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Re: what happened to social contract?



Quoting Ben Finney <bignose+hates-spam@benfinney.id.au>:

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

[...] since you've picked something that involves non-free stuff,
you've immediately ruled out most of the people who're active on
this list, who're here because they want to make a completely free
operating system, for which opera just isn't relevant.

With the caveat that *if* Opera were to be released as free software,
it would probably be of great interest in a completely free operating
system.

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Ben Finney


I can understand that there may be legal reasons why such a piece of software is not able to be made available. I cannot understand what place complaints about extra work belong in the discussion. It is not as if I am just complaining about software "I want". I could care less if there is a scsiaddgui package personally, I do not even own a scsi device. It would be a useful tool for many other people. I trying to assist with providing a higher level of functionality to many people who want or need to use an alternative window manager I highly suggest someone actually install Debian and then install one of these other window managers such as IceWM and take a look at what you have to use for your daily needs. You are then required to install another 10 - 30 packages or so manually, unless you are the type of user who wants to do everything with Vi.



"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
Albert Einstein



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