tburns at ualberta.ca
Fri Aug 17 01:15:24 EDT 2001
On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Ross Jordan wrote:
> > I'm worried that it will scare some people into not using Linux or BSD
> > because they're not registered or bought (and neither is most of the
> > software that runs on them)
> I don't see how this argument follows. Are you suggesting that
> people assume that anything free most be illegal? I think most
> techie people know that Linux is free.
Techies may be in the know, but managers are not (necessarily). I've
heard stories of managers "needing" to pay for the software. Besides...it
looks better on paper for the company.
> "AOL's actions are unprecedented and completely anti-consumer.
> AOL is paying [computer makers] to eliminate consumer choice,
> forcing people to select the most expensive service in the
> --Vivek Varma, Microsoft spokesman.
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