about free software

Ben Finney ben at benfinney.id.au
Thu Aug 25 22:50:37 UTC 2005

On 22-Aug-2005, Ben Finney wrote:
> On 22-Aug-2005, Markus wrote:
> > 2. "What is if there is no Free Software who does the job i have
> > to do? Sould i don't do the job with my PC just because the
> > licence of a program is non-free?" I think that's the typical
> > argument of a pragmatist.
> If you're trying to encourage people to eschew software that works
> for them, you're going to have a lot of disappointing conversations
> that change nonbody's mind. The free software movement attempts to
> preserve and expand freedoms, and create lots of free software.

For the FSF's position on this, via RMS:


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Ben Finney <ben at benfinney.id.au>
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