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Re: [K12OSN] OT: Open Source counter-arguments



"FRee speech not Free beer"!

Bob


On Sat, 14 Jul 2007, Rob Owens wrote:

> OK, one last post and then I'll shut up!  (see below)
>
> On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 12:25:27PM -0600, ahodson wrote:
> > Finally, you cannot be in any conversation with an OS person without
> > these words being uttered: "Why should we pay Microsoft for this or
> > that?" Interesting. Why pay for anything? Why pay Dell for hardware? Why
> > pay AT&T for connectivity? Why pay EXXON for gas? I don't understand the
> > aversion to having to pay for something. The entire economy of the free
> > world is based on this. You pay for goods and services.
>
> In my case:
> Q: Why pay for that new part for my truck?  A: I don't, because I can
> use a junkyard part and make it fit with the help of my welder and other
> tools.
> Q: Why pay for that new shirt when I could make one myself?  A: I pay
> for it because I think it's worth it.
>
> You pay for goods and services...when they are worth it.
>
> -Rob
>
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