[Chugalug] Richard Stallman and open source

Bret McHone dbmchone at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 20:03:12 UTC 2012


My bad. I was taking it in the context of the thread. No worries! Have a
good one.

-B
On Dec 12, 2012 2:30 PM, "Lynn Dixon" <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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