Subject: Re: Kent, why do you use free software
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 18:35:09 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Thomas Bushnell, BSG
| Why should I care about professional developers that much?  Do you have
| any clue how much the monopoly rents on copies of software cost the
| average American company?  How many bankrupcies would have been avoided
| if they didn't have to pay monopoly rents on software?

  I do not think anybody can reasonably be expected to know this just to
  make the kinds of arguments we have around here, so why do you not just
  tell us, since you appear to know these things.  Please also let us know
  you found out or who you trust, because such arguments are, frankly,
  quite ludicrious and very hostile.

  There appears to be a great divide between two kinds of people: those who
  observe the world and then think about it, and those who invent stuff and
  think it is real.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.