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Re: [microsound] funny post on Linux audio

Paulo Mouat hat gesagt: // Paulo Mouat wrote:

> On Dec 19, 2007 3:07 PM, Frank Barknecht <fbar@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > To me, the strength of Linux and Free
> > software is, that it allows people to fix problems on their own
> > instead of depending on a multimillion dollar company to fix it.
> I've seen this utopian argument thrown about countless times and I
> fully agree with it in theory. In practice, however, I don't see that
> many Linux users fixing substantial issues with the OS on their
> own--apart, of course, from kernel-hackers and the like, but they
> aren't, by definition, the audience to whom this mantra is sold.

I don't know many kernel hackers who fix problems in Pure Data either.
The workload rests on many shoulders.

> And the libertarian, anti-corporate overtones also don't cut it,
> even though I'm all for it; let's be realistic--Linux wouldn't be
> where it is without several multimillion dollar companies backing it
> up. 

Even these big companies backing it up have to play by the rules of
the GPL and thus have to allow many more things than MS or Apple do. 

> And even then, it is far from perfect, as everybody seems to agree. 

For me it's more perfect than MS-Windows and OS-X. For many others it
is as well, but of course not for everyone.

 Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__

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