[OT] Free software versus software idea patents

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 19:31:51 CEST 2011


On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 3:26 AM, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com> wrote:
> So what is that number?  Anecdotes are unreliable; I would like to see
> the actual data.  The only non-techie I personally know who uses Linux
> is my wife, and she only uses it because it's what's installed at
> home.  My brother-in-law was a Linux fan at one time but has
> regressed.

The company where I work used to be a Windows shop exclusively, but
now we're migrating more and more to Linux. All my devo is now Linux,
and my boss is encouraging my coworkers to do the same. That's still
anecdotal data though.

We use Linux for technological reasons more than anything else.
Windows doesn't give us the power of iptables, for instance.

Chris Angelico



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