In light of the coming GPLv3, here is a quick reminder of what the 4 Freedoms are:
Freedom No. 0 is to run the program as you like (the most basic freedom a program can have).
Freedom No. 1 is to get access and study the full source-code (hence look under the hood).
Freedom No. 2 is to modify the code as you like.
Freedom No. 3 is to spread (copy) the original or modified version to anyone under the same terms as you received the original program.
As one can see Freedom No. 0 is granted by most programs.
To give you a negative example, Microshit Vista Home is not being allowed to run as a virtual machine and therefore doesn’t even have full Freedom 0!
OpenSolaris, Linux (as a Unixoid), BSD are clearly gaining tremendous momentum.
Unix-driven environments will surely drive out Windows, since Windows was never meant to be there in the first place.
Watch a whole new generation of eco-system blossom, where REAL industry-standards and compatibility-by-design will be the key-factors driving technology in the right direction.
Its like when the mamals took over the dying dinosaurs, which was much more fun from there on ever since…
As one can see, it’s made up of three words:
1. Mono (as in “-culture”), which is to avoid because of all it’s negative side-effects, eg. Windoze
2. Monopol, which is massively negative from a economical standpoint
3. LIE, which is what this basically is (don’t believe this interoperability-sh*t for just one second).
If you also wonder, why they came up with that stupid monkey-logo, here is a clue:
So whenever you see that sign of the monopoLIE, just stop for a moment and think to yourself: