On Wednesday 21 December 2005 20:41, Cesare Marilungo wrote:
> Please, don't get me wrong. But I actually fear the day in which
heh, you spelled "linux" with capital "l" and "gnu" with lowercase...
> happen only if gnu/Linux will abandon (or at least hide) its real
read my lips: this can never happen.
copyleft (gpl) fights absolutely the same legal game as the copyright.
furthermore, governments will prefer freed software more and more.
(also, there's a tendency for companies to depend more and more on
services rather than on software manufacturing.)
anyway, it's no problem if there will be some commercial distros and
some freed ones. this is already happening and there are only benefits.
nobody cares whether they are all "pure" or not. many of them will
*always* be "pure" anyway! and commercial ones will always be legally
forced (and soon economically motivated) to observe a clear set of
there's no reason to fear "the day in which gnu/linux will have a wider
success"! it's just the opposite: let's all hope gnu/linux will reach
"world domination" :)
> For me gnu/Linux is the best operating system because it is free (as
very much agreed.
> We should just thank god that there are still some people who value
heh... you began your sentence with capital "w"... (just teasing) :P
> freedom and the right of knowledge. If we're into OSS just because we
then remember, it's "GNU" (which stands for the philosophy) that should
be written in caps, not (only) "linux", which was written "just for
(just teasing, really!) :)
> Just my two cents.