>> so you are saying there should be only one OS.
>No, I'm saying that you should dream up new stuff on your own instead of
>complaining about the licenses of the software that other people dream
>up. If you want open source software, then *create* some. If all you
>are able to do is copy some existing software, you're profoundly limited
>in what you can accomplish and you are really big trouble if your copying
>cuts off the supply of things to copy.
>It's sort of like saying "Daddy is paying for college but when you get
>out of college you have to figure out how to make a living, you might
>want to start thinking about that". In fact, it's a lot like that.
The flaw in this argument is that computing is driven by applications
and striking out in a new direction, free of legacy, gives you no
workload of any interest. That makes it a toy development in most
cases which satisfies some academics but few others.
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