Skype telephone giveaway- but not for Linux users

Macario Valle macariov at
Wed Jun 13 00:53:50 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-12 at 19:45 -0400, Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > It's an atrocity that a software company will not let you modify and
> > redistribute their code?
> No, it's not an atrocity, but to me it's a unacceptable restriction of
> freedom.
> Matt Flaschen
I do undestand their point though, and here it is; We as part of the
free comunity voluntarily give the code we have created, or modified
away to be used and modified for the greater good.  Now, not everybody
likes to give away their creations, and everyone likes to make a living.
Therefore most people sucumb to the profit alure, undertandably. 
I undertand that if i create some piece of code, I am free to choose
wether I give it away for the greater good, or I sell copies for profit.
Now the key words here are voluntarily and freedon.  We make a choice,
and neither choice is good or bad, it is part of living in freedom.  it
is how we choose to conduct our lives.

To me their choice is neither an atrocity or unacceptable, though i must
agree that it is as much the author's loss as much as ours when that
useful bit of code does not keep getting better because a few people
were given a chance to use it and modify it.

Macario Valle 

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