Subject: Re: Open letter to those who believe in a right to free software
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:31:26 +0900 (JST)

>>>>> "Craig" == Craig Brozefsky <> writes:

    Craig> "Stephen J. Turnbull" <> writes:

    >> Some people do care about the value of the billions of
    >> so-called lusers who will never write a line of code, and
    >> therefore will never derive a work from someone else's.

    Craig> Do you mean the "value of the billions" or the "values of
    Craig> the billions"?

The latter; few free software advocates are such misanthropes that
they don't care at all about non-programmers, but to my mind many FS
advocates fail to account properly for the difference in point of view
when making sweeping generalizations about what's good for the world.

Thanks.  My bad.

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