[CLUG-chat] Intro into programming.

Stephan February clug at adeptiva.com
Thu Aug 3 11:07:21 SAST 2006


marc wrote:
>> I find it surprising that a FOSS list tolerates the indiscriminate
>> punting of a non-free language. If there are new recruits to the Free
>> programming world, why start them off on a non-free language?
>>     
>
> Well said Paul. Somehow people have managed to think
> that Java is somehow part of the opensource/free software
> way of doing things. They are wrong. It is *not*. Because
> two, not one, very important reasons
>   

If you read the rest of this thread, you will notice that I am under no 
illusions as to the nature of Java as Closed-source, proprietary 
software. I am merely pointing out a double standard as to this list's 
FOSS advocacy.

Cheers
Stephan


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