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Once again he has proven himself to be completely clueless to what most people WANT to do on their computers. People want software and application, not licenses.
some of them also want that their OS doesn't send user data to third parties without them being notified about it.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sonadow View Post
Linux users complain about commercial software vendors not offering Linux versions of their software, and when said vendor actually takes the trouble to provide a Linux port, they get flamed because their software is not FOSS.
a small minority of Linux users complains about proprietary software offered on Linux. This doesn't matter much.
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Case in point:
- AMD did not support Linux with binary blobs until recently. FOSS cried foul that Linux was not suppoted
- AMD released buggy fglrx. FOSS cried foul that the drivers were subpar
- AMD improved fglrx greatly. FOSS cried foul because the closed nature of fglrx prevented them from leaching code that could be used for the free Radeon driver
- AMD released specifications for graphics chipsets. FOSS cried foul because those specifications were 'insufficient'...and they can't even get RadeonSI working properly after alll the noise they make
Aha Free and open-source software cries. That's probably meant as joke.

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If the FOSS community is so capable, why can't they do everything without crying foul on how they cannot leech code from proprietary sources?[...]
If FOSS developers leeched code from proprietary software, they would be sued for it. I'm not aware that the FOSS community ever cried about this.

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Why did it take so long for FOSS to come out with GIMP [...]
after the linux kernel was released it took 5 or 6 years until GIMP was released. Maybe they didn't work on it earlier, because their was more need for other things.

Quote Originally Posted by Sonadow View Post
A developer community which has no idea of what today's users actually need to do on a computer has no right to tell people what they should/should not do. Period.
They may tell us whatever they want as long as it isn't against the laws.