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Re: [vox] Reasons for caution when promoting FLOSS
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Re: [vox] Reasons for caution when promoting FLOSS

Libre isn't even an English word.  FLOSS is a stupid acronym.

On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 9:17 AM, Brian Lavender <brian@brie.com> wrote:
> Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS)
> So, it seems that I see a lot of this.  "See, OpenOffice (OO) does all you
> need. You don't need MS Word, WordPerfect, or whatever." But in the end,
> OpenOffice can be a real pain. My recent experience with OpenOffice and
> using its bibliography feature has been a real pain. The cost is that
> I invested time into learning OpenOffice because I believed it could do
> what I needed it to do. In the end, I am burdened with a tool that does
> a poor job for the task.
> I believe we should keep this in mind when promoting FLOSS.
> brian
> --
> Brian Lavender
> http://www.brie.com/brian/
> "There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make
> it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
> way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."
> Professor C. A. R. Hoare
> The 1980 Turing award lecture
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