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From:Paul DuBois Date:January 24 2000 6:50pm
Subject:Re: Why a license for Windows ?
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>>  All of the members of our team unanimously hate Windows. We see working on
>>  Windows like like breathing poisonous gas. So if someone wants us to breathe
>>  poison, they have to pay us poison compensation :-)
>
>So it is a punishment then.

I think you are deliberately trying to misunderstand the point here.
If the developers don't like working with Windows, why should they not
require some incentive to do this work?

What possible reason can you give that they should spend time on Windows
just so they can give the software away?  What line of reasoning allows
you to end up with the conclusion that requiring an incentive can be
construed as punishment?



>>  If you want a free version of MySQL you are welcome to install 
>>Linux, which is
>>  also free, and will run on the same hardware, as your Windows machine :-)
>
>I do have Linux, NT, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 2000 RC2 and Solaris 7.0
>all on the same computer, however I cannot force other people to use 
>Linux when I
>suggest mySQL as their database.

You cannot suggest that they spend $200 for a database server?

Out of curiosity, were you to suggest alternative servers for Windows,
what would you suggest?

-- 
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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Re: Why a license for Windows ?Steve Ruby23 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin23 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Dylan Neild24 Jan
    • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Van24 Jan
      • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Ed Carp24 Jan
        • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Van24 Jan
          • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Ed Carp24 Jan
            • Re: Why a license for Windows ? - pretty OTEric Peters24 Jan
          • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Van24 Jan
          • Re: Why a license for Windows ? - pretty OTEd Carp24 Jan
            • Re: Why a license for Windows ? - pretty OTEric Peters24 Jan
            • Re: Why a license for Windows ? - pretty OTOrlando Andico24 Jan
          • Re: Why a license for Windows ?sasha24 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Paul DuBois24 Jan
    • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Ruben Safir24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin24 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Paul DuBois24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Pat Sherrill24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Ed Carp24 Jan
  • Re: OT UNIX=WIN portable software (was: Why a license for Windows ?)Steve Ruby24 Jan
  • Re: OT UNIX=WIN portable software (was: Why a license for Windows ?)Van24 Jan
Re: OT UNIX=WIN portable software (was: Why a license for Windows ?)Ed Carp24 Jan
  • Re: OT UNIX=WIN portable software (was: Why a license for Windows ?)sasha24 Jan
    • Re: OT UNIX=WIN portable software (was: Why a license for Windows ?)Matthias Urlichs24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Richard Ellerbrock24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ? - pretty OTEd Carp24 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ? - pretty OTEric Peters24 Jan
Re: OT UNIX=WIN portable software (was: Why a license for Windows ?)Ed Carp24 Jan
  • Re: OT UNIX=WIN portable software (was: Why a license for Windows ?)Adrian Phillips24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?sasha24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin24 Jan
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  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Paul DuBois24 Jan
  • Explenation for: Why a license for Windows ?Michael Widenius2 Feb
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Keith Vance24 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Matt \"TrollBoy\" Wiseman24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin24 Jan
  • RE: Why a license for Windows ?Robert Schott24 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Christopher E. Brown24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?sasha24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Paul Ferris24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Ruben I Safir24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Keith Vance24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin24 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Paul DuBois24 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?James Treworgy24 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Andy24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Ed Carp24 Jan
  • Where is the charter.. Please, STOP THIS - OK? RE: Why a license for Windows ?Robert Schott24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin24 Jan
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Re: Why a license for Windows ?Ruben I Safir24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Stephen Johnson24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Jeff Thies24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin24 Jan
  • Re: Why a license for Windows ?jcole24 Jan
    • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Patrik Lundin24 Jan
      • RE: Why a license for Windows ?destiney24 Jan
    • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Paul D. Smith24 Jan
    • Re: Why a license for Windows ?Laszlo G. Szijarto25 Jan
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  • RE: Why a license for Windows ?destiney24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Karl M. Phillips24 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?sasha25 Jan
Re: Why a license for Windows ?Ed Carp25 Jan