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Free Software Magazine: Let�s Not Forget Our Roots

Jan 17, 2005, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Chance)

"GNU/Linux is growing all the time: new software is being created; new copies downloaded or bought; new users are discovering free software for the first time. With this growth we have seen the rise of polished distributions, sales-minded distributors, 'XX' software is being released, and so free software is gaining commercial success in many fields. Even governments, from Peru to the UK, are now racing to use free software. But governments seem to be the only ones who are talking about switching specifically because they want free software, not just stable, secure and powerful software. It seems to me that many distributors are forgetting the roots of their products, and that's a dangerous thing..."

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