[ILUG-BOM] Why do we hate Windows?

Manish Jethani cruisecoder@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sun Jul 22 15:56:02 IST 2001

Sometime today, Philip S Tellis wrote:

> Sometime on Jul 21, Manish Jethani assembled some asciibets to say:
> > On a serious note, I disagree with the idea of using a
> > pirated copy of Windows.  You are denying Microsoft the
> > right to make money, that
> According to RMS, it's okay to make money only if you do not
> hurt people doing it.  Microsoft hurts people with their

RMS is Not God.

If you agree with RMS in not wanting to pay Microsoft, simply
don't use their products!  Microsoft is not forcing you to use
their products.  You can boycott Microsoft if you want, but they
have a right to make money _their_ way as long as they're not
forcing anyone to buy their products.

Using pirated Windows is the wrong way of doing it.  Just
because you don't agree with Microsoft's licence doesn't mean
you are going to _violate_ it.  If that's fair, then even I can
violate the GNU GPL on the grounds of not agreeing with it.  How
would RMS like that?

It is far easier for Microsoft to violate the GNU GPL than it is
for the FSF and friends to violate Microsoft EULAs.


Safety Third.

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