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

Georg C. F. Greve greve at gnu.org
Sat May 19 11:06:39 UTC 2001

 || On Sat, 19 May 2001 12:55:00 +0200
 || Stefan Meretz <stefan.meretz at hbv.org> wrote: 

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

By stating that one thing is compatible with another, you do not say
anything about what either one of them is about.

Lutz statement was about compatibility, not content.

As Bernhard has shown at the beginning of this thread, the FSF has
always emphasized the compatibility of Free Software with
commercialization. Richard Stallman himself has repeatedly told people
to make as much money as they possibly can with Free Software because
this will eventually lead to more Free Software.

Also it should be clear by now that being against commercialization is
being against freedom in the sense of Free Software.


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