Paul on Sat, 6 Sep 2003 01:03:04 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Microsoft Run High School?

Adam Turoff wrote:

On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 02:29:02PM -0400, Paul wrote:

In my mind this could loosely parallel schools enforcing vaccinations.

There is no comparison between vaccinations (a public health measure) and
software licensing. Although you may see a connection, there isn't one.

I never said there is a connection. (Wasn't it Micro$oft that referred to Open Source as being "viral" in nature? 8^))

I see some mandatory vaccinations as public health concerns. The comparison is in the fact that choices are made for us, for better or worse, by people with power who take no personal responsibility for the outcome. The public has no choice but to accept the decisions, live with the reality they create, and possibly pay a high price for them. And most people do it with a smile.

You don't have to send your children to a public school.

You don't have to send your children to a Microsoft-partner school,

Really? Can I choose an Open Source school? Can I choose a private school which will restore my right and responsibility to make informed decisions regarding my own kid, or are you referring to home schooling?

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