Alexander Terekhov <terek...@web.de> writes: > David Kastrup wrote: > [...] >> That sort of handwaving waffle got Wallace thrown out of court for >> failure to state a claim. > > Wallace's case was dismissed because Chief Judge Eaterbrook is of > opinion that > > *** FOSS is junk *** > > "People willingly pay for quality software even when they can get > free (but imperfect) substitutes. Open Office is a free, open-source > suite of word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software, but > the proprietary Microsoft Office has many more users. Gimp is a free, > open-source image editor, but the proprietary Adobe Photoshop enjoys > the lion's share of the market."
With that kind of argument, water is junk because people willingly pay for wine. > and > > *** FOSS is doomed *** > > "The number of proprietary operating systems is growing, not shrinking, > so competition in this market continues quite apart from the fact that > the GPL ensures the future availability of Linux and other Unix > offshoots." Actually, the number of free operating systems is _exploding_. Which some people try to take as a sign that *** FOSS is doomed *** as well. The truth is that the number of any kind of system is growing because we have a growing market. But of course, our cute little troll Terekhov tries to figure out some consolation prize from a verdict which he, at the same time, decries as having to be the result of drunkenness. -- David Kastrup _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss