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Re: [OS:N:] opensourcealternatives.org



I do not, nor do I intend to, function as a reseller of anything. My only goal is to learn more about the open source philosophy and hopefully provide a useful service into the bargain. I agree with your criticisms of WinAmp and 'Ad-aware' by which I presume you meant Zone Alarm since Ad-aware was not included in my listing. The two above mentioned products have been removed and I will turn a more critical eye toward the others as well as those that I am considering for future inclusion. Thanks.

Dan Schwie 

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Chris Spencer <cspencer cait org>
Reply-To: open-source-now-list redhat com
Date: 06 Jan 2003 14:20:27 -0600

>Dan,
>
>You should re-think the whole freeware listing you have.
>
>Ad-aware isn't free except to home users.  Winamp is no more or less
>free than real player.  There are others that are of a similar license.
>
>Some of your free software is truly free software.  IE:  Linux, MySQL,
>OpenOffice, etc.
>
>I don't suppose you set yourself up as a reseller of some of the 'free'
>products.  
>
>Free is about more than the cost of the software.  Free is about
>freedom.  The right of an individual to use, share, and change the
>software that they chose to use.
>
>If your goal is to support/endorse open source solutions then you need
>to be much more restrictive in what you are including.  
>
>-Chris
>
>On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 12:36, dschwie wrote:
>> I am in the process of establishing OpenSourceAlternatives, a website which aims to promote code reuse and better coding practises through the free
>> and open exchange of well designed source code. If you have written a routine, method, class, algorithm, or application that you feel deserves a wider 
>> audience, consider posting it at www.opensourcealternatives.org.
>>  
>> Regards, 
>>  
>> Dan Schwie
>> OpenSourceAlternatives
>> 
>> 
>> 
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