"rights" and "freedoms"
schaeff at packet.net
Fri Oct 15 16:52:22 UTC 1999
On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, L. Peter Deutsch wrote:
> And I stand by my previous statement that in the presence of
> effective competition, [Red Hat] won't have the surplus income that
> will allow them to fund development. Free software development
> will have to continue to be subsidized by the revenue from
> non-free products, just as it always has been.
God knows I don't want to get too far into this brawl, but it's
at least worth pointing out that this, like the statements it
intends to refute, is just hand-waving. It's an assertion every
bit as unfounded as the ones to which it is a response. I don't
say it's false, just that it's a little odd coming from someone
who keeps demanding -- justly -- that his correspondents give
evidence for everything they say.
Why oh why didn't I take the _blue_ pill?
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