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Re: Release plans

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Release plans
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 00:19:37 +0200
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Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> constitution to protect it, and this usually works.  In maths, there is
> the Axiom of Choice (which is obviously true) and Zorn's Lemma (which is
> patently absurd), yet the two are logically equivalent.  Mathematicians
> are fairly relaxed about absurdities and joke about them over an
> afternoon cup of tea.

No math please, that takes too much time ;-)

> Again, with Eric's example of Xrefactory, any hackers who buy that
> product and incorporate it into their development process thereby lose
> some of their freedom - their process has become tied to a product they
> can't control - to some extent.  This is another one of these
> contradictions about software freedom - by exercising freedom you
> diminish it.

I am not sure that conclusion is valid. You can think

"Ah, why should people have to buy that sort of software? Everyone can't
do that! I will write a free version of this! Hope someone else will
join ..."

Is not that what often happens?

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