Major systems vendors and Linux
Posted Mar 12, 2007 12:14 UTC (Mon) by lysse
In reply to: Major systems vendors and Linux
Parent article: Major systems vendors and Linux
"First you need to get some Linux customers..."
- hold it a second! I use Linux more or less exclusively, but I've never thought of myself as a Linux _customer_, and I never will; I think even the term entrenches us in a commercial-software mindset, where there's a sharp divide between producers and consumers of software.
Such a divide is both contrary to the whole nature of a Unix-like system (as well as to what RMS was trying to do) and anti-freedom.
Linux doesn't need customers. It needs _participants_. Leave the consumption to Windows.
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