[linux-elitists] Ethics v. Pragmatics (was: Why haven't you switched to MacOS X yet?)
Tue Jan 14 14:00:11 PST 2003
Quoting Karsten M. Self (email@example.com):
> And the crux of my essay (lost in the verbage) is this: there's no
> dividing the two on effects. Free software is good because it's free,
> and it's free because it's good. And that is what makes it long-term
> tenable, and why I use it.
> I was hoping to see more discussion of _that_ concept, rather than a
> furthering of "he said" "no I didn't".
Fair enough. I'll see if I can contribute to that.
> Rick's hewing to the truth and proper forms of debate is, however,
To paraphrase Ruskin, the man who pulls weeds is, also, helping build
But I honestly think people spend entirely too much time debating
whether things that effect their lives are "good", and too much time
debating what motives others (allegedly) have. Neither has a whole lot
to do with real-world phenomena -- and that time is better spent dealing
with analysing what _is_, and how best to deal with it.
Cheers, SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM!
Rick Moen SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM!
firstname.lastname@example.org (_Nobody_ expects the Spammish Repetition!)
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