press release critique
Georg C. F. Greve
greve at gnu.org
Wed May 2 10:19:09 UTC 2001
|| On Wed, 2 May 2001 11:15:35 +0200
|| Bernhard Reiter <bernhard at intevation.de> wrote:
br> The FSF and RMS are indeed encouraging commercial Free Software.
br> (Some quotes below:
I agree with Bernhard here. There is only two small things I'd like to
1. We (meaning the FSF and FSF Europe) very deliberately speak of
Free Software in the "freedom, not free beer" way. We would speak
of "Free Software as in freedom AND free beer" otherwise.
2. One of the freedoms that is very important is the freedom to make
a living off good work. Personally I believe Free Software is good
As Pim van Riezen stated quite correctly: the central goal of Free
Software is freedom, not money. But there is nothing bad or unethical
about making money with Free Software.
Georg C. F. Greve <greve at fsfeurope.org>
Free Software Foundation Europe (http://fsfeurope.org)
GNU Business Network (http://mailman.gnubiz.org)
Brave GNU World (http://brave-gnu-world.org)
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