Subject: Re: FSB Marketing
From: Russell Nelson <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 10:36:17 -0500 (EST)

Kragen Sitaker writes:
 > Stephen Turnbull writes:
 > > OK, well, if you can do it, I guess it can be done.  But I didn't mean
 > > "honest to the public", I meant honest to myself.  I couldn't advocate
 > > FS (which definitely costs me as a developer money), simultaneously
 > > with policies whose only benefit I was aware of was to make me money,
 > FS costs you as a developer money in the same way that lower taxes cost
 > the government money.

You could even argue that that *is* the sole social benefit needed.

I mean, there is NO QUESTION is free software is a total win for
society IF it is produced.  Nobody with a shred of common sense will
honestly argue that it makes sense to charge money for software that
people are going to write whether they get paid or not.

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