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Re: Microsoft's Linux Kernel Code Drop Result of GPL Violation

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Microsoft's Linux Kernel Code Drop Result of GPL Violation
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:59:35 -0400
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Rjack wrote:
RMS and his worshippers would like to destroy proprietary
software not empower Micro$oft's market share.

Advocates of free software don't prefer the situation of
several non-free software enterprises splitting the market
over a single one dominating it. If anything, having only
one makes it easier to create free replacements.

Yeah. As long as Micro$oft keeps Linux boxed in its little pig pen,
we're all winners!!!! Higher prices, lower quality.

Advocates of free software want software to be free. If you
feel disadvantaged by the non-free software that you use, free
software advocates would regard that as a bonus, as that might
encourage you to try and support free alternatives. Why would
advocates of free software want to take actions which would
enhance the quality of non-free software?

If you believe that Microsoft is pleased that GNU/Linux exists
because it helps them maintain a monopoly in non-free software,
and that this in turn displeases you, then you should believe
not that they are laughing at free software advocates, but that
they are laughing at you.

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