Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2005 13:28 UTC, submitted by Malahide
Novell and Ximian "We chat to Gnome and OpenOffice.org coder Michael Meeks about all things Linux. Here's a few of the questions we asked the Novell employee."
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RE: Reasons for using Gnome
by on Tue 27th Sep 2005 02:53 UTC in reply to "Reasons for using Gnome"

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hah, that's interesting, because that was a motivator for me too. I'd been a Christian for as long as I could remember, but I started feeling some moral conviction about copying music and software. Actually, it's funny; I started to rethink my appropriation of copyrighted materials after going to gnutella.com, which ostensibly should be the hotbed of illegal sharing avarice. Instead, most of the people on the site were all for copyright law (but they were against the greedy behemoth that copyright had become). These people's opinions made me start to think all about artists and producers and sound booth technicians, and how they probably like to eat, and how they deserve our support for their good work.

So now, although I still truly don't think copyright infringement is theft, I think twice about my motives before I download something. Windows was one of the first things to go; although I had a legit copy, Linux was becoming more useful (not to mention more exciting) than Windows was.

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