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- From the beginning of electronic computing, communities of
users and programmers have seen the advantages of making
useful software freely available.
- In many cases, this bounty of communal software has spurred computing
to new heights. ITS and Unix are examples of this.
- Most software companies are guilty of shipping buggy code, charging
exorbitant prices, giving poor support and not providing timely
- The free software organisations, such as the FreeBSD Project and the
NetBSD & Linux communities, strive to prevent these shortcomings.
- They aim to provide high-quality, high-performance, highly-useful
- In a nutshell: it's cheap, it's good, it's supported, and you can
- If you like free software, help the cause by donating some time or
Tue Sep 5 11:22:10 EST 1995