In the development of free software, should we allow ourselves to emulate proprietary software or should we strive to be better and unique? Is it bad that a lot of our software does emulate pre-existing proprietary software? Do we look like we are uncreative? Does it matter? Or is a good thing to emulate proprietary software so that there are free software alternatives and so that people have a choice? How do you feel about this issue? To emulate or not to emulate... that is the question.