why free?

Rui Miguel Seabra rms at 1407.org
Tue Jul 19 10:12:47 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 01:39 +0200, Markus wrote:
> But my question is more if non-free software is always bad or are there
>  situations were you could say "It's bad that i don't have all the freedoms,
> but i just need the tool do get a job done and if it does the job it's ok"
> For example if i get an PDF which can displayed only by the
> acrobat reader. Should i say "the reader is bad because it's non-free" and
> don't read the PDF or should i just use the acrobat reader to read this one
> document? I think you could tell very few people to do the first thing.

You should ask whoever generated that PDF to generate a standard PDF,
instead of one with Adobe extensions, or in fact say it's a corrupted
PDF, so you can't read it.


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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