Python benefits over Cobra

eryksun () eryksun at
Thu Apr 7 09:56:25 EDT 2011

On Thursday, April 7, 2011 2:43:09 AM UTC-4, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Apr 2011 00:25:46 -0500, harrismh777 wrote:
> > The gnu suite of tools and the linux kernel were the keys to unlocking
> > Microsoft lock-in... brilliant technologies for innovation and freedom.
> I used to believe this too, but then I found I was relying on Linux and 
> GNU software so much that I couldn't afford to move away from Linux and 
> GNU. Damn lock-in.

Once you commit yourself to a free and open community, there's nothing locking you in other than your personal level of commitment and loyalty, and how much you stand to lose by simply walking away. Free software doesn't eliminate the real constraints of the real world.

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