[discuss] Enlightenment et al.

Interesting points. However, there are many who think that Firefox is
just another M$ app/shareware/freeware/whatever ware and still know
nothing about FLOSS, unfortunately.

For example, I am typing this on a terminal at a public library on a
Userful system. Many of the people who use it think it is just a
special kind of M$ computer! (It is completely linux based...)

So, if M$ can use it all they like, then I should have the choice of
NOT using M$, etc.
It is appalling to think that corrupt, incompetent bureaucrats are
removing this choice/freedom from educators who wish to truly educate
("enlighten, shall we say, to use your term :-)), their students.

> I am sure that the folks who have had "Firefox" recommended to them to use in place of Internet Explorer have learned valuable lessons about FLOSS, admittedly at little effort to themselves. Must one climb the mountain in search of enlightenment? If so those who are enlightened will be a small Cadre of Guru like people, and the economy will always be shackled to the old ways.
>
> ...
> > Many will not know there is a difference, and you are
> > allowing FLOSS work to be
> > exploited by M$, etc. I personally do not want any of my
> > work used freely by
> > M$.
>
>
> Think back 20 years, what about all the folks who found salvation running GNU Unixlike utilities on various closed Unix boxes. How many sun, Hp and Data General boxes over the years had GNU ls, GNU less etc etc installed as they were better than the utilities provided by the computer maker?
>
> Once you release something on the GPL, M$ can use it all they like. They do have to provide the copyright notices, so they are in a position where they are admitting that the FLOSS way is good.
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