Skype telephone giveaway- but not for Linux users
manchicken at notsosoft.net
Wed Jun 13 12:53:33 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 12 June 2007 17:41:36 Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 June 2007, manchicken wrote:
> > Please forgive me for valuing freedom. I was merely brought up to think
> > that taking someone's freedom away was wrong. If you're okay with such
> > atrocities that's your thing... just don't be surprised when I choose to
> > oppose the restriction of freedom and all who approve of it.
> Who's taking your freedom away? You have a choice to use proprietary
> software or not. That's freedom of choice.
> There's nothing Skype can do to take freedom from you. Just don't use
> their software.
I was talking about freedom. I asked a question about freedom and received an
answer about freedom. Didn't you see the rest of the thread? A choice of
masters is most certainly not freedom. When Skype lets people develop a free
software client then your argument becomes valid. Until then you're just
arguing a warped definition of freedom.
There is something skype could do to violate both your freedom and your
privacy. Their license is implicit (not requiring signature) and forces you
into their terms without any other choice if you want/need to use skype.
Their client is proprietary and so is their network, so nobody really knows
what they are and are not recording.
As I said before, if these aren't your ethics then that's your choice. I,
however, will continue to oppose proprietary software regardless of your
dislike for my opinions and ethics.
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