Politics vs Science (Rant vs. Merit) was Re: [brlug-general] Microsoft ... UNIX services... Cool!! not.
Eric G Ortego
eric at opelousas.org
Sun Jan 25 14:07:56 CST 2004
*applause* -nice post
John Hebert wrote:
>Quantify "cheaper" and "better".
>For the sake of argument, I can name a number of
>examples. Their development environments (Visual
>Studio, etc.) are very nice. They _do_ pay attention
>on how to improve development tools so that
>programmers will more likely use them (to build apps
>dependent on proprietary requirements).
I agree but still MSVS lets you develop bugged software in a very nice
>Let's be rational here for a moment. Some
>people|corporations are willing to trade their freedom
>for ease of use.
Politics can make anyone apathetic at times. (see sig)
>How can we compete against what
>Micro$oft is doing right?
Only by boycott and hard work on competing products. That has to mostly
involve any tech support of all its products (which has become a
business itself , therefore is nearly impossible to boycott) . Why
support something microsoft owns? You don't own the software. You have a
license to use it, IANAL but that license can be taken or taxed, like
any other legal license?, at the licensee's discretion. I should be able
to file a class action suit to collect fees for working on "their software".
They seem to have learned the habit of cowering before authority even when
not actually threatened. How very nice for authority. I decided not to
learn this particular lesson.
-- Richard Stallman
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