FSF essay argues freedom over quality
Dec 14, 2010, 15:33 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Getting into the middle of a discussion on the virtues of open
source versus free software is about as smart as trying to
reconcile the two major US political parties at this point in
history--in other words, a fool's errand.
"But I've been called worse, so here goes.
"Benjamin Mako Hill is a well-known and -respected free software
developer and activist, whose opinions I pay attention to, even if
I don't always agree with them. In this month's Free Software
Foundation Bulletin, Hill wrote an essay entitled "When Free
Software Sucks," which he has republished for public consumption
under the title "When Free Software Isn't Better."