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ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Mon Aug 9 04:40:13 PDT 2010
On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 13:27 +0200, Svend-Erik Kjær Madsen wrote:
> Den 09-08-2010 13:01, Ralf Mardorf skrev:
> > As I mentioned before, we can trust Linux because it's quasi controlled
> > by a community, we don't need to trust Paul, there are a lot of people
> > reading and understanding parts of the source code. Somebody or other
> > would note a crime in the source code.
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> I'd say he's free to track his software anyway he like, and we're all
> free not to use it if we dislike !
It's not that easy. Paul or any other coder for any other software is
not allowed to do what she or he wants to do. We still have laws for
The original author on Mon, 2010-08-09 at 11:46 +0200,
christian at shamanbenefit.net wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: simonzwise at gmail.com
> Date: 09.08.2010 08:43:12
> Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] ardour & "phoning home"
> > 2) If a person can't trust Paul enough to tell him which version of his software
> > they are using and which OS they are using it on, how can they possibly trust
> > him enough to allow his software to run on their system!
> No offense meant, but this is a rather stupid remark. If I would only apply software from persons I completely trust, I would not be able to run any computer at all, no matter what platform/distribution.
... that's why I wrote that we can trust a community, we don't need to trust a single person or a company.
This is one of the essential ideas behind FLOSS. "I'd say he's free to track his software anyway he like, and we're all free not to use it if we dislike !" is true, but not optimal to the idea of FLOSS.
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