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Re: [OT] Free software vs non-free, here we go again


* And if indeed the basic requirement from a system operator would be "a programmer" then it would suck to be a sysadmin for many.


On 27/09/2015 20:22, Doug wrote:
There is Linux software that is proprietary and not free. Just because
that's the
case does not make such software a bad choice or a bad deal. One must
decide what
the software will do, and if it is worth the price. Let us remember that
perhaps most--users of the Linux os are not programmers, and cannot take
of software being open-source. Among programs which are not open and not
free are
several CAD programs and at least one office suite. I'm sure there are


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