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I'll Use Linux When $App Magically Appears

Oct 13, 2009, 21:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

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"Try Web surfing dozens of different sites without Flash-- it might shock you how much the modern Web depends on dratted Flash. I keep trying Gnash and SWfdec. They work on some sites, but not all of them. So I need to support the Gnash and SWfdec projects and help them mature. Gnash is on the FSF's High Priority Free Software Projects list.

"That's a very small example, the idea is to help make the future happen. Don't just wait for someone to develop what you need. If your business relies on a certain important piece of software, there is probably a FOSS alternative. If it isn't quite what you need, support it and help it become more useful. You're building your own escape from lock-in, overpriced restrictive licenses, and insane EULAs when you do that."

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