[Linux-aus] Young Aussies say pirated software is OK
kenosti at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 13:33:04 EST 2009
On 2009/02/08 11:50 AM +1100, Steve Lindsay gave their opinion about
the topic of Re: [Linux-aus] Young Aussies say pirated software is
>On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 11:34 AM, Anestis Kozakis <kenosti at gmail.com> wrote:
>> How much clearer can I make this?
>It's like, how much more clear could this be? And the answer is
>none... none more clear.
I wasn't saying we should ram anything down anyone's throat. I'm not
saying Linux Australia should go en-masse and change my friends mind.
I was just trying to say there are people who have had problems with
badly written free software (be it open source or closed source).
And there are people, like my friend, who have the idea that
open-source/free software equals bad software.
The original thread (and this is why I posted, because it has to do
with the original thread) was about the cost of software. Bring into
this the cost of badly written free software (open or closed source)
and the amount of man-hours needed to fix the problem, maybe Linux
Australia and other Open Source Initiatives (of which there are
representatives on this list I imagine) should look at a strategy of
targeting and educating the above-mentioned people.
Something along the lines of "Have you been bitten by badly -written
or mis-behaved free software. Try instead XXXX, which is community
supported and continually developed" (just as an example).
Is this clear enough? Is this something Linux Australia and
associated Open Sourve Intitiatives can think about?
I was trying to make a point that no matter how badly bitten someone
has been, provided they are targeted the right way, we might be able
to bring some of them around. Maybe not my friend, bit others. Who
knows, some might become converts and start converting their friends.
Have I made my point clear? If not, just forget I said anything. I
was trying to help on this list in some way after lurking so long.
Scissorsmith - "At the fork in the road, take the rocky path. it
will lead you to the dragon's lair",
Samurai Jack - "Where does the other path go?"
ScissorSmith - "Space Ace".
-- Samurai Jack, Episode XXI
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