[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Lynn Dixon boodaddy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 19:30:00 UTC 2012


Bret,
I probably should have said gratis instead of free. It was in response to
Garrett asking how an open source company can make money on gratis software.
On Dec 12, 2012 2:24 PM, "Bret McHone" <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't see redhat listed on GNUs approved "free" distros.
>
> www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html
>
> Stallman would not agree with redhat's practices. Watch the video I posted
> earlier as they even reference red hat. He said he would rather any company
> producing non-free  software ( his definition mind you) go under than for
> them to commit the unethical act of creating the software.
>
> -B
> On Dec 12, 2012 1:20 PM, "Lynn Dixon" <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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