K5: 'Is Richard Stallman's Fight For "GNU/Linux" Suicide?'

Georg C. F. Greve greve at gnu.org
Thu May 17 18:26:55 UTC 2001

 || On Thu, 17 May 2001 20:10:58 +0200
 || "Kristian A. Rink" <afterimage at gmx.net> wrote: 

 >> Thinking that Free Software was about being non-commercial is a
 >> misunderstanding that a lot of people have (including the author
 >> of the article). It is a misunderstanding, however.

 >> Free Software is not about being against commercialization, it is
 >> about being for freedom.

 kar> Well, yes. But, my $0.02 on that, most people I know are, when
 kar> speaking about "commercial" software, indeed speaking about
 kar> ...
 kar> computers / software. Probably this would put an end to both of
 kar> those misunderstandings...

Yes, some people do confuse proprietary and commercial software. 

This is a mistake that can relatively easily be pointed out,
however. It may be tiring to do so, but it is very important to make
this distinction clear.


Georg C. F. Greve                                 <greve at fsfeurope.org>
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