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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund

From: Dave Crossland
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:51:10 +0100

On 24/01/2008, Neil Darlow <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dave Crossland wrote:
> >
> > http://www.synack.net/~bbraun/writing/osfail.html
> > http://www.synack.net/~bbraun/writing/gettingos.txt
> Which doesn't paint a rosy picture for the future of CUPS under Apple's
> ownership. A pity for CUPS now being de-facto for many distributions.

Yes :-(

> The same fate could await MySQL under its new owner, Sun Microsystems,
> despite their contributions to free/open source software. In that event
> we have a saviour on PostgreSQL, at least.

I think Sun is genuinely becoming a totally free software company,
more so than any other major free software company in fact, but its
just on a decade timescale.

> I applaud commercial contributions to free software but I can't help
> thinking that the acquisition of existing projects by commerce results
> in long-term damage to them - my opinion only.

It totally depends on the context, IMO :-)


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