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

Stefan Meretz stefan.meretz at hbv.org
Sat May 19 10:55:00 UTC 2001

"Georg C. F. Greve" wrote:
>  || On Thu, 17 May 2001 18:33:47 +0200
>  || Lutz Horn <lh at lutz-horn.de> wrote:
>  lh> ...
>  lh> this kind of thinking. And I repeat: by stating the compatibility
>  lh> between free software and commercial use the FSFE is doing
>  lh> exactly this.
> 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.

Agreed, but this is not what Lutz said.

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

Agreed. But it is a important difference saying "free Software is about
being for commercialization of free software" or saying "free Software
is about being for freedom (not only) of software". That's the point.


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