[ubuntu-uk] BBC Radio4 'open source' computer software
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Jun 2 09:17:02 BST 2009
> Dave Walker wrote:
>> And for those that missed it, myself included:
> Just listened to it. An implicit lesson in the difference between 'Open
> Source' (=pragmatic - better ways to make money and advance corporate
> interests) and Free Software (=principled - about ensuring individual
> freedom and enabling sharing communities).
> I found it telling that the BBC programme did not once mention either
> Stallman, GNU, or the Free Software Foundation, despite lengthy
> discussion of Linux and Torvalds.
> A shame that it omitted half of the story. But then, I suppose, if you
> construe democracy as a better way to do shopping, as the programme
> seemed to want to do, it's hardly surprising you find Stallman inconvenient.
Some contact with bbc feedback is called for?
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