Monday, April 02, 2007

And those who don't like beer can go back to Russia.

Prof: With regards to open source software, when I say "free software", I don't mean free as in "free beer". Although free beer is important to those who like beer.

-- MIT 351, overheard by Dan


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, at Ivey we have an entire facebook group full of awesome prof quotes.

I swear Ivey has some of the funniest profs around.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh good old Prof Dyer-Witherford.

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't really that strange of a quote. The distinction between software that is "free as in speech" (freely available and modifiable source code, i.e. Linux) or "free as in beer" (available with no monetary cost, but may have restrictions on modifications or duplications) is common in computing.

Glad someone thought this was funny, but it's not really a unique or novel concept. There's even a Wikipedia entry on "free as in beer."

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to ruin the fun buddy!

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they really need to use a similie involving beer to equate something in a 300 level MIT course?

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. The only students at Western who aren't clinically retarded are those in Law, Ivey, and sometimes medicine.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ i don't think you understand how hard it is to get into medicine...

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^i don't think you understand how easy it is to get into your mom.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yes. The only students at Western who aren't clinically retarded are those in Law, Ivey, and sometimes medicine."
11:10 PM

no need to be bitter just because your boring ass classes require you to sit there with a rod up your ass all day...

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That rod is going to defend your ass against your bitter ex-wife, cure your cancer, and be your CEO!

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^^^ FUNNY

3:31 PM  

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