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on Sept 21, 2009 | hide | past | favorite

Sex is not always free, and even when it is free, it carries hidden costs, same as software ;)

ie. "I don’t pay them for sex. I pay them to leave" - Charlie Sheen on prostitutes :).

Software is like sex. It's better when it's bug-free.

"But if you have particular requirements you're probably going to have to pay for it"

You, my friend, have obviously never paid for sex.

I dont know - I like the ideal.

But imo price is not the most important aspect of quality software. The important thing is cost - and that doesnt just mean monetary.

(to take the sex analogy; a one night stand might be free and great fun, but it could come back and bite you 9 months later just because you forgot an important consideration in the first place)

I read that quote as being attributed to Linus Torvalds a number of years ago.

I agree with him, too. Free software is way more fun than the paid sort, at least I find it much more pleasant to work with/on.

I've had good and bad experiences with free and paid software.

I'd make a witty remark about how that's just like my sex life, too, but I haven't paid for sex yet. Unless you're counting alcohol.

I think coding to to software, what sex is to a relationship... both are over rated.

I find this quote confusing. I can accept that gratis sex is better than paid-for sex, but then it's a pretty banal analogy to make -- in simplistic terms, anything is 'better' if you can get it without paying for it, software or otherwise.

On the other hand, if it's trying to make a case for libre software, then it's must be talking about libre sex. And I'm really not clear on what that entails.

Perhaps that entail freedom of sexual acts?

Gosh, if only there were a place where people could post snarky little one-liners they overheard somewhere...

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