Offensive free and open source rant

Posted by Chris on December 18th, 2007 filed in Uncategorized

In the free and open source software world, there is a group started in  the 80s that believes thatl software should be free. To take that to a somewhat logical conclusion: hardware should be paid for while the software for it should be free.

Fast forward a couple of decades and look at your average new/modern music consumer. They will readily pay hundreds of dollars for iPods, put up with terrible software to load their music onto it – yet for the most part not pay for said music. It’s the same story: hardware is paid for while what the hardware enables – in this case music – is “free”.

So either the world is just now catching up to what the f/oss people figured out back then…. Or they simply had the maturity of 15 year olds who can get away with stealing and resent when they can’t.

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