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____/ Terry Porter on Thursday 25 December 2008 01:30 : \____
> On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 20:24:17 -0500, Ezekiel wrote:
> Coming from a Windows troll like you, Roy couldn't ask for a better Xmas
> Good work Roy!
Some jobs are better off not having.
JA: How do you react to the opinion that non-free software is justified as a
means for raising dollars that can then be put into the development of
completely new software, money that otherwise may not have been available, and
thus creating software that may have never been developed?
Richard Stallman: This is no justification at all. A non-free program
systematically denies the users the freedom to cooperate; it is the basis of
an antisocial scheme to dominate people. The program is available lawfully
only to those who will surrender their freedom. That's not a contribution to
society, it's a social problem. It is better to develop no software than to
develop non-free software.
So if you find yourself in that situation, please don't follow that path.
Please don't write the non-free program--please do something else instead. We
can wait till someone else has the chance to develop a free program to do the
JA: What about the programmers...
Richard Stallman: What about them? The programmers writing non-free software?
They are doing something antisocial. They should get some other job.
JA: Such as?
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.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | "All your archives are (sic) belong to Google"
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