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Date:      Sat, 9 May 2020 09:41:57 -0500
From:      D'Arcy Cain <>
Subject:   Re: Microsoft Teams for Linux
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Don't feed the troll.  Don't feed the... Damn!  I can't help myself.

On 2020-05-09 07:11, Jerry wrote:
>> 	I still need to own a Windows license to do that - I do not.
> I need a license to operate a motor vehicle. I have a choice; get a

How is that a choice?  Were you around when your state was created and
did you agree to the rules?  The rest of us were born into our situation
and there is no free choices available to us so we have to follow the
rules enforced by others with guns.  You might even argue that is makes
for a good system but don't pretend that it is voluntary.

> license and drive my vehicle, or don't secure a license and then find
> other modes of transportation. I cannot carry a gun (in most states)

Every other mode of transportation is regulated, even walking, so no

> without a license. There are literally hundreds of examples of where
> there is a prerequisite require. Think about it. Doctors, lawyers, all
> need to secure a license before they can work in their field.

Forcing people to get permission from the state before doing what they
love is not the definition of choice.

> Your complaint is invalid. It is a personal choice that you are freely
> making.

That's like saying that I freely gave my money to the mugger who
threatened to kill me if I didn't.

> By the way, I have never met any open-source enthusiast who had any
> qualms regarding pilfering software sans payment and using it for their=

Then you never met me or most of my friends in the open source
community.  It sounds like you are describing Windows users.  I have met
many Windows users who either run stolen software or are happy to share
their non-free software with others.  I don't even have to ask.  I am
always being offered a free copy of Windows or Office.

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