[linux-elitists] Re: Which Web services are the most bestest ones? (fwd)
Seth David Schoen
Fri Jul 6 11:55:13 PDT 2001
Don Marti writes:
> Richard Stallman wrote, "Unix is not my ideal system, but it is not
> too bad." If Miguel wants to say, in effect, "Windows is not my
> ideal system, but it is not too bad," that's good news, in a way.
> Free software philosophy is a big tent that accepts multiple
> aesthetic and technological visions, and thus multiple work styles.
> Freedom and work style could easily become orthogonal.
Sometimes I think of myself as defending Unix against certain other
systems, like Windows, and sometimes I think of myself as defending
free software against non-free software. I am indeed fortunate to use
a free Unix system.
If there were a free version of Windows, or a magical resurgence of
proprietary Unix, we would find some stranger situations, where the
alliances and rivalries would be less obvious.
Seth David Schoen <firstname.lastname@example.org> | And do not say, I will study when I
Temp. http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/ | have leisure; for perhaps you will
down: http://www.loyalty.org/ (CAF) | not have leisure. -- Pirke Avot 2:5
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