[UPHPU] open source software and freedom (was: Zend Studio)
Wade Preston Shearer
lists at wadeshearer.com
Fri Jun 3 16:08:31 MDT 2005
> That is the mentality that is preventing much of the world from
> maintaining these freedoms. I do have these freedoms if I choose
> Free Software. I have a huge library of software to choose from.
> The biggest problem is people who *consciously decide* to give up
> their freedoms. The FSF is a great organization trying to teach
> people about this horrible problem. There are alternatives you can
> choose. Why would anyone want to *choose* to give up their
> freedoms? Are you willing to conciously decide to give up your
> freedom of speech? Of course not. Why would you?
> Closed source software is harmful on many points.
> 1. It supports freedom thieves.
> 2. Using it promotes ignorance of these freedoms in others.
> 3. It obstructs the progress of technology.
> 4. It prevents you from helping your neighbor.
> 5. etc.
> Free Software doesn't have to be free of cost.
Do you believe that everything should be free? or just software?
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