Linspire: OpenOffice e Firefox vendesi

Messi insieme i due ben noti software open source, OpenOffice e Firefox, l'azienda ha iniziato a venderli su di un CD. Un affare, dice lei. Ma per chi?

San Diego (USA) - Prendere OpenOffice e Firefox, metterli su di un CD insieme alla documentazione ed un tutorial, e vendere il tutto a circa 30 dollari. Pare insensato ma è quanto consentono di fare le licenze open source che accompagnano i due celebri programmi, ed è quanto sta in effetti facendo quella vecchia volpe di Linspire (ex Lindows).

La società di San Diego promuove il proprio bundle di software, battezzato OOoFf!, come "l'alternativa numero uno al costoso Microsoft Office": un'alternativa di cui gli utenti possono tuttavia beneficiare, come è noto a tutti, scaricando gratuitamente dal Web il solo OpenOffice. Linspire sostiene però che il valore aggiunto fornito dal proprio CD agli utenti, specie quelli meno esperti, sta nel fatto di poter disporre di un programma d'installazione unificato e, soprattutto, della documentazione elettronica e di una guida in formato Flash. Tutto ciò, secondo Linspire, vale il prezzo promozionale di 29,95 dollari a copia.

Il CD, che contiene il software nella versione per Windows e Mac OS X, viene già venduto negli Stati Uniti attraverso il sito dedicato www.oooff.com. La mamma di LinspireOS conta di iniziarne presto la distribuzione anche attraverso i canali di vendita al dettaglio.
"Il nostro obiettivo, con OOoFf!, è di spingere OpenOffice.org e Firefox in tutti i possibili canali di distribuzione", ha proclamato Michael Robertson, CEO di Linspire. "Mano a mano che gli utenti acquisiscono familiarità con prodotti open source di alta qualità come questi, la migrazione verso il desktop Linux diventa molto più fattibile".
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  • ...è che comprare separatamente il CD di Firefox da mozilla.org ed il CD di OpenOffice da OpenOffice.org costa di meno.
  • E la doc in flash?Con la lingua fuori
    non+autenticato
  • Sorry! Mi sono lasciato prendere, ma assicuro che 25 euro (o l'equilvalente 30 dollari) per OOO e FF non li ho mai chiesti neanche per il tempo che ho impiegato ad installarli sul computer del cliente. Questa purtroppo è la differenza tra un esperto di informatica e un Bill Gates:@
  • Alcuni compreranno il CD, impareranno a usare i programmi in esso contenuti, ad apprezzarli e farli apprezzare, contribuiranno alla loro diffusione creando copie "pirata" da passare di frodo agli amici. Un giorno poi verranno a sapere che potevano avere la stessa roba gratis ed esclameranno increduli "Ma dai...!".

    Quel giorno da leoni avranno imparato che esiste una cosa chiamata software libero, che esiste gente che lavora per creare un prodotto, non per spremere denaro.


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    Modificato dall'autore il 25/11/2004 18.46.44

  • - Scritto da: Gatto Selvaggio
    > Alcuni compreranno il CD, impareranno a
    > usare i programmi in esso contenuti, ad
    > apprezzarli e farli apprezzare,
    > contribuiranno alla loro diffusione creando
    > copie "pirata" da passare di frodo agli
    > amici. Un giorno poi verranno a sapere che
    > potevano avere la stessa roba gratis ed
    > esclameranno increduli "Ma dai...!".
    >
    > Quel giorno da leoni avranno imparato che
    > esiste una cosa chiamata software libero,
    > che esiste gente che lavora per creare un
    > prodotto, non per spremere denaro.
    >
    >
    > ==================================
    > Modificato dall'autore il 25/11/2004 18.46.44
    si gente che lavora e gente che spreme denaro;)
    non+autenticato

  • - Scritto da: Anonimo
    > I programmatori Open Source

    sei solo un luddista, che non sa adeguarsi ai nuovi metodi produttivi del software
    non+autenticato

  • - Scritto da: Anonimo
    >
    > - Scritto da: Anonimo
    > > I programmatori Open Source
    >
    > sei solo un luddista, che non sa adeguarsi
    > ai nuovi metodi produttivi del software
    spero lo stesso metodo non entri nell'industria
    non+autenticato

  • - Scritto da: Anonimo
    >
    > - Scritto da: Anonimo
    > >
    > > - Scritto da: Anonimo
    > > > I programmatori Open Source
    > >
    > > sei solo un luddista, che non sa
    > adeguarsi
    > > ai nuovi metodi produttivi del software
    > spero lo stesso metodo non entri
    > nell'industria

    Rincuorati: è difficile che avvenga.
    L'industria non si associa ad un mercato/bazaar di idee, ma a uno di merci fisiche.

    Comunque a me dispiace che sia così, perché avrei molto piacere che l'industria panificatrice permettesse a chiunque di farsi il pane in casa senza doverlo comprare.
    non+autenticato
  • > Comunque a me dispiace che sia così,
    > perché avrei molto piacere che
    > l'industria panificatrice permettesse a
    > chiunque di farsi il pane in casa senza
    > doverlo comprare.
    farsi il pane non è vietato ma è faticoso
    non+autenticato
  • GNU GPL is the software license with the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat.

    "The proletariat is that class in society which lives entirely from the sale of its labor and does not draw profit from any kind of capital whose weal and woe, whose life and death, whose sole existence depends on the demand for labor -- hence, on the changing state of business, on the vagaries of unbridled competition." -- Frederick Engels.

    Programmers are slaves of many capitalistic corporations. Proletarians are exploited by corporations. GNU GPL license and Linux give opportunity to stop capitalistic scheme of information trade and to show to people all over the world: communism really works.

    The New Proletariat, GNU GPL programmers originated in the information revolution, which took place in USA in the 1980s, and which has since then been repeated in all the civilized countries of the world.

    Internet is our main medium to develop OS Linux and to propagate GNU GPL Communism.

    The Information Technology revolution was precipitated by the discovery of the transistors, microprocessors, computers, computer networks, programming language, software, internet and a whole series of methods of information exchange. Information industry, Operating Systems and Software is the property of the big capitalists. The capitalists have everything in their hands and nothing remained to the programmers.

    The programmers are deprived of whatever independence remained to them. Big capitalists increasingly displaced small software companies by setting up huge corporations (monopolies). Monopoly can manipulate the price of software product and to gain very high profit. This is how it has come about that in civilized countries at the present time nearly all installed operating systems belong to capitalistic monopoly. Workers pay very high price for each copy of operating system.

    Bourgeois class, or the bourgeoisie. The class of big capitalists, who are already in almost exclusive possession of all the means of subsistance (operating systems) and of the instruments (software) necessary for the production of the means of subsistence.

    Proletarians, or the proletariat. The class of the wholly copyright propertyless programmers, and workers who are obliged to sell their labor (give away big money) to the bourgeoisie in order to get, in exchange, the basic means of subsistence (operating system).

    Labor is a commodity, like any other, and its price is therefore determined by exactly the same laws that apply to other commodities. The price of labor is equal to the cost of production of labor. But, the costs of production of labor consist of precisely the quantity of means of subsistence necessary to enable the worker to continue working, and to prevent the working class from dying out. The worker will therefore get no more for his labor than is necessary for this purpose; the price of labor, or the wage, will, in other words, be the lowest, the minimum, required for the maintenance of life. Selling Software technical support is a good way to gain required minimum to continue the work -- programming. On the average the programmer gets no more and no less than his minimum.

    The working classes have always, according to the different stages of development of society, lived in different circumstances and had different relations to the owning and ruling classes. In antiquity, the workers were the slaves of the owners. In the Middle Ages, they were the serfs of the land-owning nobility. Today, programmers are employed by large capitalists and monopolists.

    The bourgeoisie annihilated the real power of free programmers, the nobility of workers, by creating copyright law and patents -- in other words, by making copyrighted information property subject to purchase and sale. In the place of free software development they put competition -- that is, environment in which everyone has the right to enter into any branch of industry, the only obstacle being a lack of the necessary capital.

    The introduction of competition is thus public declaration that from now on the members of society are unequal only to the extent that their capitals are unequal, that capital is the decisive power, and that therefore the capitalists, the bourgeoisie, have become the first class in society. Free competition among GNU GPL programmers is necessary for the establishment of big GNU GPL industry, because it is the only condition of communist society in which big Linux industry can make its way.

    Everywhere the proletariat develops in step with the bourgeoisie. In proportion, as the bourgeoisie grows in wealth, the proletariat grows in numbers. The amount of GNU GPL programmers is increasing in amazing pace. It gives to the proletarians a consciousness of their own strength.

    Open source (like BSD) is not communistic, although the approach is communal. Only open source as defined by Richard Stallman and GNU GPL do equate to communism. Only GNU GPL is the real force. Only with GNU GPL, we, proletarians, many free programmers around the world can fight software monopolies and commercial programmers. When GNU GPL Linux become the first desktop operating system in the world, everyone will feel the benefits of communism. The software shouldn't have owners. Private ownership must be replaced by collective property rights.
    non+autenticato
  • The GNU GPL license is good for proletarians and communists, because it designed to protect the interests of proletarians. If a developer releases the code via the GNU GPL, he can be sure no capitalists will subsequently be able to take the code away and to sell it. Bourgeois class, software monopolies, commercial programmers can't take GPL code, close it and sell it. That's why we can do our job without a risk -- only we, all proletarians, will be able to gain profit from selling technical support. The capital will be not the decisive power in our competition, and then we will destroy all software monopolies and businesses of all commercial programmers. This is possible, because the GNU Public License requires anyone who distributes products based on GPL'ed software to also provide the source code, including any modifications that were made by the distributor. It is a license in that any code that is GPL'ed will always be GPL'ed, as will any derivative works. In other words, one cannot produce capitalistic proprietary software under GPL or incorporating any GPL'ed code withouth providing, at no cost, the source code that was created. Communistic GPL is the license under which Linux is released. It is the preferred license of the Free Software movement. Free Software movement -- is the starting point of global communist revolution in IT industry. And internet will unite all communists.

    The GNU GPL is not a *form* of copyright, because there is only one form of copyright on software. The GNU GPL is a license for *using* copyright, so as to protect freedom of proletarians and to give opportunity to destroy capitalistic approach in software market. GNU GPL Communism is an idealistic philosophy of developing software to make a better community, but are not against business which are temporarily compelled to accept Capitalism. In fact, there are corporations whose business is specifically contributing to communistic free software foundation (FSF), and we welcome them.

    BSD license is pseudo-communistic, because is designed only against the practice of dividing proletarians. Therefore, creators of BSD operating system (such as FreeBSD) actively promote software selling and private software ownership.

    GNU GPL license is really communistic, because is designed against private software ownership, and against possibility to gain profit from selling software products. GNU GPL promotes collective property rights.

    Proletarians shouldn't use LGPL or BSD. The communist idea is to use only GPL. Read the original article of Richard Stallman explaining why you shouldn't use the Library GPL for your next library.

    Open Source software has a very useful place in the modern world. It is a form of computer charity to business and individuals, and it also allows a form of collaboration between software creators that leads to genuine creativity. It also provides a training ground for programmers and designers. And Open Source GNU GPL license provides us with additional possibility to indirectly advertise communism (it is legal in every capitalistic country), to undercut capitalistic software developers, and to popularize proletarian ideals. We can't fight all kinds of corporations so far, but the GNU GPL is a spark. And when we win software monopolies, we will prove necessity of replacing all capitalistic corporations by communistic labour communities.

    You can join the communist GNU GPL community today by signing up at Sourceforge.net.

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    Join us Now!
    Kevin Rinaldi
    non+autenticato
  • > geocities.com/commulinux /
    >
    > Join us Now!
    > Kevin Rinaldi

    Non avevate proprio niente da fare eh?

    non+autenticato
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