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Re: [OT] Re: realplay.el interface with Real Player v. 1879

From: Joost Kremers
Subject: Re: [OT] Re: realplay.el interface with Real Player v. 1879
Date: 27 Jul 2007 14:03:15 GMT
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Galen Boyer wrote:
> On 26 Jul 2007, address@hidden wrote:
> But you are talking in hypotheticals.

so are you.

>  There is currently no database
> software that is free that is anywhere close to as good as the software
> from Oracle.

since i'm not a database expert, i'll take your word on that. my point is
that if all software were to be free in the FSF sense, there would *still*
be a need for a database of the same quality as oracle's, and the sheer
existence of that need would mean it probably will get developed. as free
software, probably, because a world with only free software would make it
very impractical to do anything else.

>> and even if that did happen, it still does not follow that no-one
>> would be able to use a database as good as oracle's: there is no a
>> priori reason to assume that in a world where all software is free,
>> there couldn't be a high-quality database.
> But there is none today, so your argument has no weight.

my argument doesn't depend on whether such software exists today or not.

Joost Kremers                                      address@hidden
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