[linux-audio-dev] Free Software vs. Open Source: Where do *you* stand?
cannam at all-day-breakfast.com
Tue Feb 21 15:55:49 UTC 2006
Tuesday 21 Feb 2006 15:30, David Kastrup wrote:
> Following your kind of logic, people caring for peace on Earth are
> damaging the livelihoods of weapon producers, decent people mostly,
> and that merely for their selfish desire of a world worth living in.
We're not talking about weapons. We're talking specifically about
interesting and constructive pieces of music software. I believe that
the existence of FL Studio and software like it enhances the world.
You might argue that it would be better if written or distributed in a
different way, but if you're arguing that this software would be better
not existing at all -- as you might do of weapons -- then we have no
common basis for this discussion.
Write free music software if you wish to. I do. But if you're only
doing it because you're sour about someone else's work, then you're not
doing a good thing; don't delude yourself that you are.
> If their livelihoods get tougher because of a world where work is
> shared and exchanged between consenting and cooperating humans, so
> much the better.
Read that again, and tell me whether it really says what you meant.
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