Use of closed source software [was Re: RE: Come over to ExI-Community chat!...]

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sun Feb 03 2002 - 09:58:25 MST

On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Max More wrote:

> At 07:21 PM 2/2/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> >Which browser is it working in for you? I use Opera, and the message it
> >gave me said to download a new version of Netscape if you see the
> >error message.
> I found it works perfectly with Explorer 6. Most people who I know how use
> Netscape seem to have a lot of problems with it.

I'll gently chide Max by asking him to read this essay by Richard Stallman
discussing how to discourage the use of closed source software:

I'm sure Harvey could comment here as well.

I know of no greater risk to humanity than a breakout amoral AI
that piggybacks on closed source software.

Choose open source -- even if it means sacrificing functionality.
Your life may depend on it.


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