On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM, michael noble wrote:
> Where do commercial Linux-based products like the Muse Receptor or
> but I suspect that many people don't count these products as advocating
Because they are not.
> This really brings up the point of what your intentions are.
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" (c) S. Freud
> Ultimately, famous artists are usually famous not because they
> Those that actively promote certain products
> Given that, at best, Linux audio tools
I really hope you were joking when you wrote that. Linux audio tools
of 2011 are not functionally equivalent to commercial solutions of
2011. Or you will have to own up that you use a tiny fraction of
> My point being, if you are
I'm attracted by ideas and technologies. I don't have a habit of going
around and making a face if an interesting technology turns out to be
proprietary. You can't really tell someone (s)he isn't smart and the
idea isn't worth a penny just because his/her software isn't under GPL
(well, you can, but most people would think you are an asshole who
deserves a thrashing).
For me free software has several appealing aspects, none of which has
politics in it. In fact I'm considerably anti-Stallman. I participate
in some free software projects and I know for sure that those
developers can do miracles when collaboration is organized the right
way. I'm interested in applying that experience to more projects, and
I justify my attempts to get more people to use the software by having
experience of turning potential users to actual users to developers.
Fair enough? :)
> Personally, I do believe that people should embrace the FOSS model,
Which is what I think is the right thing to do.
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