RE: Why Aren't Open Source Tools Being Considered?, Part 2

Subject: RE: Why Aren't Open Source Tools Being Considered?, Part 2
From: "JOE HODGE" <JHODGE -at- arielcorp -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 08:40:15 -0400

Honestly? I could care less about the philosophies behind OS and free

It is all about free market: who can deliver the best product for the
price. The product I chose is the one that lets me do my job in the most
effective and efficient manner.

Way back in the days of MSDOS and Windows 3.x, I was using a product
called GeoWorks Ensemble on a machine running DRDOS. I was not using it
because it was an MS alternative. I was using it because at the time it
was a damned good product that ran circles around Win3.x and Office.
Windows and Office evolved. GeoWorks did not. I am now using Win XP and
Office 2000.

Thanks much,
Joseph L. Hodge
Technical Writing

Lostcreek Technologies Group
14335 Mill Hollow Lane
Strongsville, OH 44136

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***** Original Message ***
Subject: Why Aren't Open Source Tools Being Considered?, Part 2
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axion -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 09:58:07 -0700
X-Message-Number: 25

I have to fight the urge to jump in with responses, but it's fascinating
sitting back and hearing people's perceptions of open source.

Here's a follow-up question: To what extent are list members familiar
with the philosophies behind open source and free software? And how do
people regard those philosophies?

Bruce Byfield 604-421-7177

"Navigator, navigator, rise up and be strong,
The morning is here and there's work to be done,
With your pick and your shovel and your old dynamite,
To shift a few tons of this earthly delight."
- The Pogues


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