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

From: David Kastrup <dak@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Tue Feb 21 2006 - 18:28:28 EET

Pete Bessman <ninjadroid@email-addr-hidden> writes:

> On Tue, 2006-02-21 at 16:30 +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
>> Chris Cannam <> writes:
>> > An irony of both open source and free software is that they make it
>> > easy to forget that all software is almost always written by decent
>> > humans -- for example, by implying that proprietary software
>> > developers are less moral and so less significant. If my free
>> > software work puts a company or its developers out of work, then
>> > that's a problem for my conscience. It's not a victory for free
>> > software. And it's not "just business", because it's not business.
>> > I will have damaged people's livelihoods, for fun.
>> That particular argument does not hold water at all, sorry.
>> Following your kind of logic, people caring for peace on Earth are
>> damaging the livelihoods of weapon producers, decent people mostly,
>> and that merely for their selfish desire of a world worth living
>> in.
> No, this is a bunch of BS. You're equating software producers with
> weapon producers,

Wrong. What about "following your kind of logic" don't you
understand? I am showing that _your_ kind of argument applies equally
well to both. If you find this offensive, then this just shows that
your argument does not hold water: because it works just the same on
the different example.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
Received on Sun Feb 26 20:17:58 2006

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