Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
Posted Jul 15, 2007 9:07 UTC (Sun) by khim
In reply to: Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
Parent article: Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
That has got to be the most nonsensical equation of two dissimilar things that I have seen on this site in a long time.
Why ? Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. If the group of people decides that they don't care about future and only care about tomorrow - that's decision too.
Introducing more people to the benefits of FOSS is a perfectly good, and largely nonpolitical long term strategy.
Sorry, "introducing more people to the benefits of FOSS" (no matter the cost) is a political strategy. Just not a very good one.
So perhaps you are referring to the user base or general community interest. If so, compare gNewSense with Ubuntu on those metrics. (That last 1% of "no compromise" is the only real difference, so it is a good comparison.)
This is stupid comparison. It's obvious that any strategy oriented not for the long haul but for the tomorrow's win should win tomorrow - otherwise it's just 100% flawed. But is it good as a long-time strategy ? Hard to say. But if you think working GCJ had nothing to do with GPL'ed JDK - then you are sorely mistaken. If you think binary components will help free software - then why BSD's are mostly forgotten ? I'm not sure what balance is good as a long-term strategy, but to say that anything that "introduces more people to the benefits of FOSS" is good... it's not even funny
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