Originally Posted by alvino
Wow...the true American. Obilvious to anything but their own overpriced perscription medicine. Chinese herbal medicine is far superior to any prescription pills you can find. It's not like it's Voodoo magic or wizardry. The stuff works. I drink it myself and I know it works way better. There are no side effects and it actually works to heal your sickness instead of concealing it. If it's commercialized herbal medicine, don't get it. They probably just use crap for the "herbs". If you want the true stuff, you have to go to the real places with chinese doctors that are trained in that specific form of medicine. Acupuncture works too...just because you stick needles to relive tension and/or pain doesn't mean it's hokey and looks cool.
But I want to add to that too!
The whole idea of the GPL is that anyone that WANTS to deistribute the software freely, CAN. The people that MAKE the software WANT to distribute it freely, you seriously aren't understanding that. It's not like all these people are being FORCED to work for open source projects, it's a free choice thing. It's something hard working people come home to and ENJOY doing. These people enjoy comming home and saying "Hey I feel like starting a check balancing application for distribution with the new SuSE 10 distrobution!" Believe me, I know what I'm talking about, my dad used to program things before he died. He programmed them for unix based operating systems because he liked the idea, and it was relaxing. Come home, hang out with your family, and then he liked to go on his laptop and write code for programs.
Guess what MS DOS is based off of? The Unix command line.