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Re: supporting closed source operating systems?



On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 11:51:51PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 12:57:57AM +0300, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > But we're beyond the age of this kind of symbiosis, Linux (or
> > GNU/Linux ...) and Fedora in particular doesn't need this anymore.
> 
> The actual reality, real stuff in the real world, is that 90%+ of
> users of desktop computer systems run Windows, another 5%+ are running
> Mac OS X, and almost nobody (perhaps 10, 100 people in the whole
> world?) are running a completely free operating system (inc.  BIOS
> etc).

No one denies that, but don't we want to keep the fruits of F/LOSS to
encourage more F/LOSS usage? Hijacking F/LOSS solutions back to closed
source will not change the percentages above, on the contrary, you
remove some of the good reasons to go Linux.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net


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