jerry.connolly at eircom.net
Sat Feb 24 00:18:50 GMT 2001
Paul J Collins said the following on Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 11:58:32PM +0000,
> Most decidely so. Their goals are to make lots of money while
> restricting users' freedom.
FUD. This type of attitude makes it very difficult to take Linux seriously.
> Your use of the term "serious software development" to describe
> production of proprietary software suggests that free software
> developers are somehow *not*. It is offensive.
My meaning was that proprietry software developers are less likely to pick a
platform that is unsuitable for serious development (or indeed, widely used),
but you are free to take offense.
> Suggesting that becoming a platform for proprietary software
> development is somewhow a progression is doubly so.
You're reading too much into what I say, I never said that Linux was
suitable for anything.
Jerry Connolly Computer Incident Response Team
jerry.connolly at eircom.net Eircom Multimedia
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