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

[ 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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