Bitching about the documentation...

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Wed Dec 7 12:08:53 CET 2005


On Mon, 05 Dec 2005 21:05:46 -0800, rurpy wrote:

> If one is required to buy a book to use free software, 

One is *not* required to buy a book to use free software. It isn't
compulsory.

> it is not really free, is it?

What part of "you may use this FREE software for FREE" is too difficult
for you to understand?

If you want to calculate the total cost of ownership for (say) using
Python, then by all means include the cost of labour, electricity to run
your computer, depreciation on that computer, courses to learn how to
program, etc. All these are valid costs.

But none of them are the cost of Python, which is free. It really isn't a
scam, nobody is going to come knocking at your door with a surprise bill
for using Python.



-- 
Steven.




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