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[News] Google, Canonical, and Free Software Myths

  • Subject: [News] Google, Canonical, and Free Software Myths
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 23:52:20 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Google and open source want to make us OCD on energy

,----[ Quote ]
| The low-hanging fruit in the renewable energy 
| business still lies with efficiency. Cutting 
| your energy use without crimping your 
| lifestyle gives you a faster payback than 
| turning into Ed Begley Jr.
| Itâs still good to be a little Obsessive 
| Compulsive Disorder (OCD) on energy use, even 
| if your politics are to the right of Rush 
| Limbaugh, because thereâs money in saving, 
| money you can spend on cigars or vacations. Or 
| food.


Canonical speaks to the 'commercial' debate

,----[ Quote ]
| Other accusations in the same vein come from 
| more mature people. But the line of thought 
| is still the same: free is good, commercial 
| is bad. Such individuals are clearly unaware 
| of the fact that free software, as defined 
| by the Free Software Foundation, can be sold 
| for monetary gain.
| But then this is the Linux community. One 
| has to be ready for poorly educated, 
| illogical assertions aplenty. The problem is 
| that such uneducated, shrill voices are 
| often taken as the majority - in the same 
| way that a mob follows the voice of him/her 
| who shouts loudest - and does a lot of 
| damage to a company which is trying to 
| provide things free and also keep the red 
| ink out of its books.

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