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Re: Open Letter: How the FOSS Community May Help Disabled Users

On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 09:58 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Do you pay taxes?  Do you enjoying paying for the schools and
> agencies you support to use commercial software for no other
> reason than that it has better marketing?  And, don't you think
> there is a 'critical mass' effect in open source software where
> the more it is used the more it will be improved by the new
> people exposed to it?

Crossing over into politics here, and that's dangerous teritory in

But I agree with the sentiment, though it'd be government departments
I'd be lobbying about such issues, not individual organisations.

e.g. Schools spend millions on Microsoft, where they'd be better off
saving that money for real staff and using something else instead of
Windows - or preferably teaching kids using real people rather than

(Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.)

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
I read messages from the public lists.

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