FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
Posted Oct 18, 2006 7:00 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
The fact is FSF ambition with opening up commercial hardarware for hacking that use FSF software presumes that there are sufficient people that really care. Consumers don't.
True. Consumers are by definition bovine-like entities with a limited range of choices. The idea is to give the means to those consumers to become hackers. It has worked for some of us.
The current breed of developers I know had 8-bit computers as children. They came at least with a BASIC interpreter, and that is how we learned to program; most people would just play games on them. Nowadays Windows and Mac OS X computers come with nothing similar. Even so you can download a whole development environment for free. GNU/Linux systems come with everything needed so that you can modify even the operating system. Some of those "consumers" do probably take advantage of it, even if it is not a huge commercial pressure -- as it was not with 8-bit computers and BASIC.
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