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RE[3]: Comment by kurkosdr
by Neolander on Thu 25th Apr 2013 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kurkosdr"
Neolander
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Might be, I haven't used an MS-DOS computer for a long time now and have never used the other two. Besides, decentralized software distribution was the only choice at the time where the infrastructure for centralized distribution wasn't in place.

A difference, though, is that I'm not hostile to centralized software distribution per se. It's normal for an OS vendor to want to put what he think is quality third-party software on display, and to provide a set of trusted mirrors for these. What I'm against is the scenario where centralized software distribution becomes the only way to get software on a given platform.

First because it ruins the purpose of having a centralized store at all, since the worst crap ends up getting in, while some gems are left out forever for e.g. licensing reasons. Second because it puts a very large amount of power in the hand of the OS vendor, which no one should feel confortable with.

Edited 2013-04-25 20:20 UTC

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