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Libre vs Non-Libre: It All Comes Down To Trust

Sep 19, 2007, 00:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by D.C. Parris)

[ Thanks to D.C. Parris for this link. ]

"In the wake of the Windows Update fiasco, LinuxInsider quoted Stephen O'Grady's explanation of why users trust GNU/Linux more than Windows where the auto-update features are concerned. His explanation really hits the nail on the head--it all comes down to trust.

"The LinuxInsider article quotes O'Grady as saying, '...The difference is that most users are inclined to trust Linux distributions further than Microsoft because there are no licensing or DRM issues involved.' There it is. In one sentence, O'Grady has summed up the major argument most of the Free/Open Source Software community has been making for some time--it's all about trust..."

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