Defining Free Software Business

Ben Finney ben at
Tue Jun 27 00:24:20 UTC 2006

On 26-Jun-2006, Yavor Doganov wrote:
> Ben Finney wrote:
> > The definition and goal of Debian has always been to make an
> > entirely free operating system, ever since the original documents
> > creating the project. 
> I must admit that this is the only thing that made me a Debian user.

It seems we agree on the definition of Debian then. Thanks, that's
what I wanted to clarify.

> > What are you implying has changed, or will change?
> I don't know, but how can you explain [behaviour of the project
> members]

While you make many points I've made or agreed with in the past, I
don't think the discussion is appropriate for this list.

Bringing it back on topic, the definition of Debian and the
surrounding project (regardless what the project members do from time
to time) was raised to discuss how those definitions might be useful
for defining the GNU Business Network.

What do you think of the suggestion made to draw lines similar to
those drawn by the Debian project: "free", "free but currently depends
on non-free", "non-free".

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Ben Finney <ben at>
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