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Re: Do the world a favor and rid of of Schestowitz scum

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Thursday 25 December 2008 17:45 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> Richard Stallman: There are thousands of different jobs people can have in
>> society without developing non-free software. You can even be a programmer.
>> Most paid programmers are developing custom software--only a small fraction
>> are developing non-free software. The small fraction of proprietary software
>> jobs are not hard to avoid.
> Looks like Peter K and I would not be deemed "hypocritical" by Richard M.
> Stallman.
> Our customer gets not only the source code, but they get heavy input on the
> requirements and the design reviews.
> Thanks, Roy!

He was commenting on programs with malicious features (or antifeatures) that
the client is unable to remove, even on demand from the vendor. Examples
include Mac OS and Windows.

When the programmer takes control over people's PCs, then freedom is
compromised. That programmer can also be the NSA, the 'head of targeted
assassinations' at the CIA, the copyrights cartel which sees business as a
God-given right, and so forth.

Not all programs are malicious. The ubiquitous ones usually are, because they
can afford it (Google too, re: harvesting).

- -- 
                ~~ Best of wishes

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