Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...


Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...
From: J. Simon van der Walt (j.simon@jsvdw.freeserve.co.uk)
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 12:28:15 EST


> From: Richard Wentk <richard@skydancer.com>

> So while I'm no fan of huge corporations, I've yet to see any evidence that
> OpenSource projects offer *users* - not programmers or web geeks, but end
> users - a realistic alternative on the desktop. If there is an ethical and
> pragmatic alternative, OpenSource doesn't seem to be it.

Ah, but there is some seriously useful free, open source stuff! Audacity?
The Gimp? Firefox? And dozens of little utilities I use every day to enhance
OSX are built on foss stuff.

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