May 24

A subtle reminder on the dangers of non-free software

Category: opensource

I’m a proponent of open source software and free software, and in some cases even non free software has its advantages so long as the source is available (e.g. commercial GPL) but someone gave me a link the other day that reminded me why a lot of closed systems have issues:

Their server went down which means you couldn’t (temporarily) update your site. More of a disservice. Similar to Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage issues legitimate people have had with that “service”.

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