[Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share
Amir E. Aharoni
amir.aharoni at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 14:36:10 UTC 2008
>> If Adobe wants to collaborate with Canonical, Adobe must make their
>> software Free.
> Uhh I thought Canonical is a business, not a communist organization..
I'm not an employee of Canonical, but to the best of my understanding,
it is not a communist organization, but a business, which is improving
and releasing Free Software. This business wouldn't be possible
without the Free Software community, so it gives something back by
sticking to Free Software principles.
The Free Software movement have been called communist many times:
>> Why then do you bother with Free Software in the first place?
> I like some open source software like Firefox, RubyOnRails, Python,
> Java, WebKit, Gimp, Apache, etc
Do you like them because of their functionality, because you don't
have to pay for them, or because they are Free/Open Source?
I'm not a graphic designer, but from what i've heard Photoshop is
functionally better than Gimp. So if you would receive a license for
Photoshop for zero dollars, would you keep using Gimp?
I would keep using GNU/Linux even if i would get Windows for zero
dollars, despite the fact GNU/Linux lacks some functionality that
Windows has, because i want to use Free Software. The many social and
technical benefits of Free Software are listed at www.gnu.org , but
here's my favorite: You are allowed, legally and technically, to fix
the bugs in it yourself, and if you don't have the skill to fix the
bug, you can file a bug in a public bug-tracking system and actually
follow its solution, often seeing the most important developers and
project leaders participating in it. You won't get that in the
proprietary software world. So basically, the existence of Launchpad
as a public bug-reporting website is a huge advantage of Ubuntu. The
same goes for SourceForge, Bugzilla and other public bug-reporting
websites, which - to the best of knowledge - only exist in the Free
But hey, if you don't care about it, then you shouldn't care about
this "Bug #1".
And to answer your original question - there are many other bugs about
improving user experience.
Amir Elisha Aharoni
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