Gphone isn't open, linux dev not possible

hank williams hank777 at
Fri Nov 16 22:47:39 CET 2007

Yes absolutely I meant !open. And yes I agree with the rest of your


On Nov 16, 2007 8:52 AM, Attila Csipa <plists at> wrote:

> On Friday 16 November 2007 13:29:50 hank williams wrote:
> > Though I do know many in th open source community feel this way. I don't
> > know if this was just a slip or if it reflected your real opinions, but
> if
> > open is evil, then most every product, device, computer, phone, chip,
> etc
> > that we use is evil, as are the people that make them. Time to go move
> to a
> > cave.
> I presume you wanted to say !open above. It's a common case used in 'evil'
> rhetorics, when you establish that A is good (A = open in our case), and
> that
> B is not A (B = proprietary), and reason that this means B is bad. While
> it
> might sound correct, it's logically flawed (the good things in Open don't
> influence whether Proprietary is good or bad, it's good or bad based on
> it's
> own merits/flaws, not A's).
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