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10 Things for Linux Desktop Evangelists to Ponder

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| Continuing the theme from #6, be willing to pay for Linux. Be willing to 
| discuss Linux as a product people buy. Be willing to say "not free" isn't 
| always a bad thing.  
| 
| I know Linux proscribes selling Linux, but there are many success stories 
| where Linux is the cornerstone of a profitable product (think TiVo). A nicely 
| constructed Linux Desktop is worth money, whether FOSS thinks so or not.  
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/10-Things-for-Linux-Desktop-Evangelists-to-Ponder-67559.html

Linux, FOSS, and the Time-Honored Tradition of Charging More for Less

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| There is something fundamentally defective with a business that feels it 
| can't survive by giving customers a fair deal. Stick with FOSS. What you see 
| is what you get, warts, roses, everything, with no place to hide tricksy 
| dealings or dishonesty.   
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http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2009071002535OPCY


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Why Use Linux?

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| 'I Would Pay for Linux'
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| "I use Linux first and foremost because it's Unix, and I've been a big fan of
| the Unix paradigm for 20+ years," Slashdot blogger yagu told
| LinuxInsider. "With GNU software, Linux is better than industrial (HP, Sun,
| et al.) Unix because it leverages the best extensions of familiar commands,
| making them friendlier (color syntax for the ls command) and more powerful
| (too many to mention in awk/gawk)."
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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> 10 Things for Linux Desktop Evangelists to Ponder
> 
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Continuing the theme from #6, be willing to pay for Linux. Be willing to
> | discuss Linux as a product people buy. Be willing to say "not free"
> | isn't always a bad thing.
> | 
> | I know Linux proscribes selling Linux, but there are many success
> | stories where Linux is the cornerstone of a profitable product (think
> | TiVo). A nicely constructed Linux Desktop is worth money, whether FOSS
> | thinks so or not.


He's not speaking about FOSS or understands it when he rants like that.

GPL'd proverb:

        Free as in freedom not price.

 
> http://www.linuxinsider.com
story/10-Things-for-Linux-Desktop-Evangelists-to-Ponder-67559.html
> 
> Linux, FOSS, and the Time-Honored Tradition of Charging More for Less
> 
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | There is something fundamentally defective with a business that feels it
> | can't survive by giving customers a fair deal. Stick with FOSS. What you
> | see is what you get, warts, roses, everything, with no place to hide
> | tricksy dealings or dishonesty.
> `----
> 
> http://www.linuxtoday.com/infrastructure/2009071002535OPCY
> 
> 
> Recent:
> 
> Why Use Linux?
> 
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | 'I Would Pay for Linux'
> |
> | "I use Linux first and foremost because it's Unix, and I've been a big
> | fan of the Unix paradigm for 20+ years," Slashdot blogger yagu told
> | LinuxInsider. "With GNU software, Linux is better than industrial (HP,
> | Sun, et al.) Unix because it leverages the best extensions of familiar
> | commands, making them friendlier (color syntax for the ls command) and
> | more powerful (too many to mention in awk/gawk)."
> `----
> 
> http://www.technewsworld.com/story/web20/66546.html
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