[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Lynn Dixon boodaddy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 18:20:24 UTC 2012


Garrett,
http://www.pcworld.com/article/252823/red_hat_joins_the_billiondollar_club.html

Red hat made a billion dollars last year on free software. Their source is
totally free, and available on the web.
On Dec 12, 2012 12:28 PM, "Garrett Gaston" <garrett85 at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  This was a much bigger response than I was expecting. I herd Stallman say
> that he was not opposed to software that is sold for a profit. But if all
> source code everywhere is always free to everyone I would expect it to be
> nearly impossible to bring home the bacon, since everyone who gets that
> freely available source code would no longer need to purchase the software.
> Am I missing something here?
>
> ------------------------------
> From: garrett85 at hotmail.com
> To: chugalug at chugalug.org
> Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2012 14:17:03 -0600
> Subject: [Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source
>
>  I just watched this interview and heard Richard say that he does not
> support open source. http://youtu.be/uFMMXRoSxnA I thought the entire
> world of GNU and Linux was mainly open source based. Could someone please
> explain?
>
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