Counterproductive goals (was Re: code vetting)
bignose+hates-spam at benfinney.id.au
Sun May 7 01:18:43 CEST 2006
Edward Elliott <nobody at 127.0.0.1> writes:
> I think both your goal and his (spreading free software at the
> expense of non-free) are counterproductive.
Huh? A goal is counterproductive? By what do you measure
"counterproductive", if not the goal?
> Organizations (and people) should look for the software that best
> fits their needs. Sometimes that means highest technical quality.
> Sometimes it means open standards or open source. Sometimes it
> means features X, Y, and Z. Sometimes it means vendor support.
> Often it's a combination. A successful project should focus on
> discovering and meeting its users' needs.
Again, success is measured by the goal. My goal is to increase the
freedom of software users.
> Spreading open source for its own sake helps no one.
Increasing the freedom of software users helps all software users,
except those who want that freedom restricted.
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