Re: [linux-audio-dev] Re: Free Software vs. Open Source: Where do *you* stand?

From: Thomas Vecchione <seablaede@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Mon Feb 20 2006 - 23:33:54 EET

> Well, if you find windows software better suited for your needs, you should definitely go windows. Music is what we work for, right?
> But please, IMO, don't pay for any non-open source software. There are lots of excellent p2p tools you can use to get the software you need. Please don't support makers of non-open source software.

Staying out of the debate except for this...


One of the main drawing points to those in Audio at the moment to Open
Source is that it IS an alternative to EXACTLY this. Why would we want
to encourage people to go out and be immoral and not respect things?
Not only that but it also gives legitimate uses of P2P a bad name, as if
they dont have enough of one already. BitTorrent is a prime example of

Not only are you screwing the reputation of the Open Source Movement by
saying this, you are also screwing people that did pay to develop that
software, whether or not we agree with it, and screwing P2P software,
and a fair amount of other things, giving fuel to the DRM fire is not
the least of which IMO.


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