Skype telephone giveaway- but not for Linux users

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Jun 15 17:45:13 UTC 2007

Andrew Jarrett wrote:

>> On Thursday 14 June 2007 17:23:51 Derek Broughton wrote:

>> > Software is worth what you pay for it.  If it costs you
>> > _nothing_, that's probably what it's worth (and no, I'm not talking
>> > free-as-in-beer). --
> The million dollar question is "What is software worth?"  I don't
> believe that software is worth what you pay for it.  Maybe the "you
> get what you pay for" mentality works in the supermarkets and general
> stores, but the philosophy of software does not always parallel the
> philosophy of reality.  Sure, there is some FLOSS that may not yet be
> as developed as alternative proprietary software, but as long as I can
> get the job done then I don't mind.  And _any_ software that gets the
> job done is not worthless.  The real

As I said, I'm not talking about "free as in beer".  FLOSS software has a
cost - with the good stuff it's in the tit-for-tat contributions to the
community; for the bad stuff it's the effort you have to put into
maintaining it yourself.

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