Originally Posted by nixblog
Or use something like qemu which is a good enough alternative and completely bypass projects that don't truly adhere to the open source philosophy but, that's a personal choice for someone at the end of the day.
Yes, but in this case we're talking about Windoz emulation! If you embrace this philosophy why emulate a totally closed-source O.S.?
The things are in contrast.
I like open-source and I develop my software trying using only (if possible) GPLv3 but it doesn't mean I refuse to use closed software at all.
Let's face reality: we cannot fight Micro$oft (or Oracle) empire with this attitude.
I use Windoz for my work and I cannot avoid it or I can't get paid, most of the times. But everytime I can, if a open source alternative is possible, I suggest my customer using it.
In my opinion it's not everytime a ideological battle.
And what about closed-source in Kernel?
I try to avoid this kind of discussions since I know that it's often a ideological battle and can degenerate in flames.
Simply: one is asking a question - I answer the better I can. No intent to pull who's asking to a part or another.
I'm definetly NOT an extremist and I think that freedom can be, in some cases, the choice to not to be free.