Defining Free Software Business

Kaloian Doganov kaloian at
Tue Jun 27 12:44:24 UTC 2006

	> Or may be I should parse your argument like this: "So what, Debian
	> Project is a proprietary software vendor, not a murderer". [...]

	The Debian Project does not sell proprietary software.

In the same sense Microsoft is not Internet Explorer's vendor, Sun
Microsystems is not Java (TM)'s vendor, Oracle is not Oracle Database
Client's vendor, and Adobe is not Acrobat Reader (TM)'s vendor, because
these programs are not sold (e.g. distributed at no cost), therefore,
they have no vendors.  In this sense, Debian Project is not a
proprietary software vendor, yes.

"Every non-free program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master." --RMS
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