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Re: [News] Free(dom) Graphics Software and Why Free Software Choose This Path

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____/ Homer on Thursday 24 Sep 2009 01:08 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Andrzej Libiszewski belched out this bit
>>  o' wisdom:
>>> Dnia Sun, 20 Sep 2009 00:00:26 +0100, Roy Schestowitz napisa?(a):
>>>> 12 Excellent Free and Open Source Graphics Apps
>>> Any free software powerful and fast enough to replace Lightroom or
>>> Capture One Pro? No?
> Yes.
> Despite the hype, and the mindless mentality of consumers like you who
> swallow it, those are not the only two raw image editors/organisers
> out there.
> http://www.digikam.org
>> How unfortunate.
> Yes, your blinkered mentality is very unfortunate.
> OTOH it's quite fortunate for you that Free Software programs like
> digiKam exist, since I find it hard to believe Sferis pays their shop
> assistants enough for you to afford things as unnecessarily expensive as
> Lightroom or Capture One Pro. Or are you confessing to be a criminal who
> uses "pirate" software?
> You do actually legitimately own and /use/ those programs, don't you?
> After all, how else would you be qualified to say with authority how
> "powerful and fast" they are?
> I surmise you /don't/, but you're simply one of those obsessive
> collectors of "pirate" software, so prevalent in the Windows world, who
> amass boxes of discs containing unlicensed software they never use, in a
> sort of manic quest to complete a collection - like stamp collecting,
> only less interesting, and rather more criminally oriented.
> So do you "pirate" this software at work, or just at home? I hope you
> don't do it at work, because I don't think Sferis would be very happy
> about that, nor the Polish authorities. The Policja have a habit of
> raiding retail premises suspected of harbouring counterfeits and pirate
> software, as you're no doubt aware, so you must download this "pirate"
> software at home. You'd better hope your ISP, Slaska Telewizja Kablowa,
> doesn't monitor BitTorrent traffic, or you might get to meet the Policja
> after all.
>> Ballmer isn't paying you to troll Linux newsgroups and blogs.
> Really? That seems so unfair.
> I mean, here he is, taking time out from his minimum wage job as a shop
> assistant at Sferis, to "evangelise" all that unused pirate Windows
> software in his collection. The least you'd think Sweaty would do is
> send him a couple o' bucks for jewel-cases, or possibly enough to cover
> the fines, when the Policja arrest him.

Just for the record, Microsoft was indeed caught doing these things. Someone
really ought to compile a large list of the confirmed cases/incidents.

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