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[DotGNU]OT: free software phases (was Re: interview with rhys and others
[DotGNU]OT: free software phases (was Re: interview with rhys and others)
Sun, 23 Jun 2002 01:32:27 -0500
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Rhys Weatherley wrote:
They're learning. They are currently at phase 2 of
a 3 phase process of getting to where they need to be:
Phase 1 - source code availability is bad
Phase 2 - source code is ok for non-commercial only
Phase 3 - OSS/FS isn't so bad after all
Other companies (Sun, IBM, etc) have gone through
this process before, and Microsoft will too.
We should gently encourage them to move to phase 3,
and not back to phase 1. They will eventually.
Ah, but let's not forget the rest of the way.
Phase 3 - OSS/FS isn't so bad after all (technically)
Phase 4 - using non-free software isn't good
Phase 5 - non-free software is morally wrong
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