[Ilugc] Probably [OT] - still people going to fight against Bill Gates?

balachandar muruganantham mbchandar at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 14:20:21 IST 2006


hi

On 6/19/06, Toufeeq Hussain <toufeeqh at gmail.com> wrote:
> HI,
>
> On 6/19/06, balachandar muruganantham <mbchandar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > hi
> >
> > On 6/18/06, Prashanth Mohan <prashmohan at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > > balachandar muruganantham wrote:
> > > > are we going to keep on fight against gates or it is microsoft?
> > >
> > > why fight either of them. gates runs a profitable business. this groups
> > > is rather for evangelising linux and foss isn't it?
> >
> > you are right. but u know there are people who does that. our chennai
> > lug group is for evangelising linux and foss.
>
> Are the "fighters" you refer to here the slashdot-crowd ?
> If yes, then all I have to say is never go by what the slashdot-crowd says.

no.


> OTOH, you also need to understand that the "fight" you seem to
> indicate here is not against an individual but against the "system".
> The system here being proprietary software. Both proprietary and free
> software have their places, however there is going to be friction (not
> fighting).

i agree

> You should also understand that like FOSS-hackers there are much
> respected individuals in Microsft/Apple/Oracle who till today garner a
> lot of respect in computing circles. One should learn to separate the
> individual from the company before judging someone.

i agree. there are still respectable people in the computing circle
developing the proprietory software.

> -Toufeeq
> --
> blog @ http://toufeeq.blogspot.com
>


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