Defining Free Software Business

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Tue Jun 27 01:34:46 UTC 2006

   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".

A bad idea, since just like Debian, you end up recommending and
condoning non-free software by recommending businesses that perform
unethical practises.  This goes against the very core of what GNU is
about: non-free software is evil.

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