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Dirty software?

Postby npap on Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:16 am

Hi all,
Having proprietary software available to every one who
cannot afford to buy it is really a service to humanity. After all what does the Ubuntu spirit stand for?
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Postby Helmut on Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:05 am

I understand "dirty" software as non-GPL stuff, stuff the very honourable Free Software Foundation does not favour.

On the other hand, dirty software can be something else, horribly dirty:
Dirty proprietary software needing to be regularly validated, registered, allowing "Big B." to snoop out the contents of your hard drive erasing what He doesn't like at His own will without even asking you, deactivating your VERY expensive legal copy of your paid-for software, deleting your personal stuff. What would you say if if your operating system vendor secretly erased you CV without telling you?

I think we should all read the license conditions instead of just clicking them away!
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Dirty oftware?

Postby npap on Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:15 pm

OK Helmut,
You have hit the nail on the head! Your description of 'dirty software' is more accurate and to the point.
Yes, BB is watching.

Regards, npap
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Postby Helmut on Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:59 pm

Another point about dirty software:

What if your government, your hospital, your bank , pension institute and the crazy military with their ABC weapons ran on inferior proprietary software? What a nightmare!

Thank heaven we have free software, free to use , non-secret and reliable. Thats what Gnome, KDE, Ubuntu, Linux, BSD, OpenOffice is all about!
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