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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Explanation of Tivosiation and problems - comments sought

From: Nic James Ferrier
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Explanation of Tivosiation and problems - comments sought
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 13:33:06 +0000

Chris Croughton <address@hidden> writes:

> Free as in freedom or as in beer?  I agree that many people wouldn't
> have got started if they'd had to buy the software (that was one of my
> main motivations for starting to use GCC, that it didn't cost me
> anything), but how many of them actually go so far as to modify and
> improve the code?  Your "a lot" could mean anything over about 10.

1000s if not 100s of thouands.

Look at RT for GCC or the Changlog. Just a year's worth includes many,
many people.

> You would buy your spares and servicing from unqualified people?  Remind
> me not to travel in any vehicle you've had serviced!

There are lots of people like this. I know 10 people who have built
their own cars (from land rovers to beach buggys). Surely you are well
aware of automechanics being a popular hobby?

Nic Ferrier
http://www.tapsellferrier.co.uk   for all your tapsell ferrier needs

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