Re: question for candidates
- From: guido iodice <guido iodice gmail com>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: question for candidates
- Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:56:11 +0200
Dear Mr.Nocera and Mr.Stallman, as GNOME and FLOSS fan I would like
say something about this:
>> Many people have already chosen free software precisely for the sake
>> of freedom. So have some national and regional governments.
>They chose it first because it matches their requirements, then because
> it was libre software. Or because it matched their requirements close
> enough that they'd be able to modify it for those.
Pretty *all* marketing reaserches show that
companies choose FLOSS because this reasons:
* to escape from vendor lock-in
* to have the possibility to adapt software to their needs
* in general: "flexibility"
These are freedom-related reasons, I think. Despite the fact that they
call FS only as "open source", companies are searching for freedom.
Price is often the third or forth reason for importance.
Additionally, security is often a primary goal, but we need to
remember that security in FS is often a side-effect of the fact that it is
In facts, other Unix like system (i.e. Mac OS X) are not secure like
GNU/Linux as many hacker contest have demostrate.
Many other pratical advangates of FLOSS are side-effects of freedom.
In other words, "freedom is a feature"
Thank you for attention.
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