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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
That is the only real freedom that open software offers.
If you want the convenience of not changing it for yourself, well then, decide to use it, or not, also your choice.
Open, or Free, software is about empowering users to make their own choices.
Guess what? Some of those users will make choices that you, or me, might not make for ourself. That is yet another aspect of that 'freedom' and thus the ability to make choices.
I really wish the 'you are doing it wrong, shame on you!' aspects of the community would be more quiet, and leave others to make their own choices.
That said, I personally opt-out of any, and all, advertising that I can, without sacrificing either: a) my convenience, or b) my inherent laziness.
Stallman: Ubuntu Spyware: What to Do?
Posted Dec 8, 2012 23:16 UTC (Sat) by Company (guest, #57006)
Which is what brought us lots of wars, the current laws, Wall Street and a whole bunch of other things.
Yes, I would defend any of your freedoms, but I won't defend that.
Posted Dec 9, 2012 15:34 UTC (Sun) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
So when it is claimed that "there is no demand for anything other than Windows" or "people like Amazon links in their search results", you have to question whether those people really know that things could be different.
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