Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2005 22:40 UTC, submitted by Danijel Orsolic
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This follow-up to the previously published article 'Ubuntu: Derivative or Fork?' takes into account most of everything that has been posted as a reaction to the first article to present a general opinion and compare them with facts derived from various resouces. You'll see that peace can be achieved between these two, and ultimately any GNU/Linux group out there."
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RE[11]: "Freedom"
by archiesteel on Wed 28th Sep 2005 05:48 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: "Freedom""
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

Software and its licenses are not good or evil. They are not social, political or moral. Applying the word "freedom" to software doesn't make sense to me.

Perhaps, however the case could be argued that the prevalence of a certain economic model with regards to software has an economic impact, which in turns means that it has social and political effects as well.

Like it or not, almost everything we do has economical, social and political ramifications. This goes from putting gas in our cars to where we shop to what we eat.

As software becomes more and more present in our lives, so does its economic importance increases (not necessarily as a marketed product, by the way). Access to low-cost/free software is very important to developing economies, and that includes freedom from vendor lock-in.

I know many people are not interested in the political aspects of software licensing, but that doesn't meant that they don't exist...

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