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Re: Practicality of GNU project and libre movement

From: Miles Fidelman
Subject: Re: Practicality of GNU project and libre movement
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 21:31:04 -0400
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On 7/23/20 4:09 PM, Davis Remmel wrote:

Miles Fidelman, what's the point of being so rude? Your comments were mostly 
un-constructive, and the fact that you aren't able to entertain the OP's 
opinions says a lot about your abilities to criticize.

The OP has a good point, that free software is largely restricted by funding, 
and while you point out some large successful projects, most free software 
projects are not like that. A very topical conversation this month is about 
LibreOffice's funding.

Some newbie know-nothing jumps in, mouths some uninformed bullshit opinion & rains on our parade, and I'm being rude?

There's lots to be said about the economics of software development - free & otherwise - but bullshit is bullshit, and deserves to be called out.  Otherwise, they don't learn nothin.

Fie I say.  Fie.

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra

Theory is when you know everything but nothing works.
Practice is when everything works but no one knows why.
In our lab, theory and practice are combined:
nothing works and no one knows why.  ... unknown

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