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Likewise, they can't bundle GCC with Perl ...
Can't? Or don't want to? You do realise that there is a difference don't you?
I don't want them to bundle GCC with their distributiom, and I'm bloody sure that a large number of their corporate clients don't just 'not want them to', but would abandon them and Perl if they did.
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.