Re: [dwm] dwm's future

From: Jeremy Jay <>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 16:05:36 -0400

Don't be a bigot, it just makes you look like a moron too. Free Software
is about choice, forcing people to use an app just because you use it is
pretty stupid and annoying and just gives people a negative association
with it. Let people make their own choices. Last I checked it was very
easy to save as .xls or .doc, and its much less hassle for those less
tech literate.

Professors choose to use the software they want because they're
comfortable with it, not to spite you.


On Mon 27 Apr 2009 - 09:38PM, Matthias-Christian Ott wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 12:05:57PM -0700, Amit Uttamchandani wrote:
> > > > Except some of us don't have a choice and have to use this for their
> > > > work or at uni...
> > >
> > > Well, what about GNU Octave? Mathematica seems to have become as much a
> > > disease as Fortran was in last decades.
> > >
> >
> > I once tried to explain to my professor if I could use Octave instead
> > of Matlab but he wouldn't even hear of it...I even tried explaining
> > that is compatible, etc., etc. but no luck...
> Most teachers are morons. I tried to convince some of mine to switch to Free
> Software or accept non-Microsoft formats, such as PDF or PostScript, but
> they either refused to listen or thought Free Software is evil and accused
> me of using pirated software, etc. (of course I listed all four freedoms
> they have with Free Software and tried explain to them what Free Software
> licenses are about).
> The problem with them seems to be that they have been an educational authority
> for so long that they think they know everything better and don't have to
> listen. When I was supposed to hand in yet another Microsoft Word or Excel file
> (that's quite common), I tried to explain that to one of them, but She said:
> "That's bad luck, search for someone who let's you use his computer!" and
> walked away.
> Well, I could go on. However, morons don't justify the use or the introduction
> of fixes for this software.
> Regards,
> Matthias-Christian
Received on Mon Apr 27 2009 - 20:05:36 UTC

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