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Re: Where Proprietary Software May Be Acceptable.

From: Koh Choon Lin
Subject: Re: Where Proprietary Software May Be Acceptable.
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 12:30:45 +0800

>  In a few cases, it is actually a *good* thing to use proprietary
>  software.
>  Suppose you were running a hazardous-materials facility. One error
>  could
>  potentially cause loss of people's lives. If there is no free
>  alternative that meets the
>  necessary reliability, one has to use the proprietary software, or
>  somebody could
>  die. Forsaking one's freedom to ensure people's lives are safe I do
>  not see as
>  "wrong" (or if it is the good done outweighs the "wrong").

I think rms would agree to use a cellphone or even the windows
platform to call for help to save a life.

Koh Choon Lin
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