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Re: Where Proprietary Software May Be Acceptable.


From: mike3
Subject: Re: Where Proprietary Software May Be Acceptable.
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 22:35:08 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 15, 10:30 pm, "Koh Choon Lin" <address@hidden> wrote:
> >  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.
>

Heh.


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