Defining Free Software Business
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
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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