[UPHPU] open source software and freedom (was: Zend Studio)

Wade Preston Shearer lists at wadeshearer.com
Thu Jun 2 21:25:03 MDT 2005


> A $100 bucks is not the real price you are paying.  The real price  
> you are paying is your freedom.  Zend Studio is not Free (with a  
> capital F).  Why pay someone to take away your freedoms, that is  
> just plain silly.  It is just as silly as if you were to pay  
> someone to prevent you from voting.  We all need to learn that we  
> shouldn't have to pay for software with our freedom.

I don't understand that point being made here. What freedoms are you  
giving up by purchasing a software license?
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