Chad Perrin perrin at
Fri Jun 5 17:42:28 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 07:59:55PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >>other programs i have on disk, my addressbook etc.
> >
> >YES!    This is the biggest of the three things I have against MS
> >and one of the main reasons for using FreeBSD and other Open Source
> >software as much as possible.
> I think we all forget about third case, open and closed source being first 
> two.
> The case when you PAY for the product, you are not allowed to copy it to 
> others but you do get a source.
> It was common years ago with software like unix. And still exist just it's 
> not common.

That's not really any different from closed source software in the end,
because there's no guarantee that the officially "blessed" binary wasn't
compiled from code modified to do things that the source provided to you
doesn't do.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
Quoth Marvin Minsky: ". . . anyone could learn Lisp in 1 day, except
that if they already knew Fortran, it would take 3 days."
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