"Greg, thank you for your sincere and gracious apology.
"When one cares deeply about something, criticism hurts so much
more. And the free software world is loaded with caring, which is
why our differences can so easily become vitriolic.
"All of us that work on free software share the belief that our
work has meaning far beyond the actual technology we produce. We
are working to achieve goals that transcend the merits of the
specific products we build: putting software freedom on a firm
economic footing means that it can realistically become the de
facto standard way that the software world works, carried forward
by powerful forces of investment and return and less dependent on
what feels like the heroic efforts of relatively few software
outsiders swimming against the tide."
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