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Advogato: Free software: second generation

Dec 29, 2000, 21:40 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hubert Tonneau)

"I see a contradiction between the free softwares phylosophie [sic] that stands that software development is shared among it's users (and is marvelously expressed in the GNU general public license) one one side, and the very conservative design of the leader free softwares that prevent to customize them in a resonably short amount of time on the other side."

"In other words, is cloning standard industrial applications still compatible with the free softwares phylosophie[sic]?"

"My personal answer is not any more. The reason is that things have changed since the early days of GNU foundation."

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