[yavor at doganov.org: Re: Defining Free Software Business]

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at gnu.org
Tue Jun 27 15:51:12 UTC 2006

   > All the four freedoms need to be usable for something to be
   > useful.  If you can't upload a new copy, then being able to
   > modify it is pointless I think.

   Then what did RMS use to write emacs and gcc?

It is called a `needed evil'.  When RMS wrote emacs and GCC, NO free
software operating system existed.  It was impossible to _not_ use
non-free software.  Today it is possible to use 100% software.  So
there is no reason to use non-free software at all.

   Just because he now has free versions of his tools doesn't mean other
   users yet have free versions of their tools; or tool-sets.

They have the tools to write free versions.

You are resorting to straw man arguments.

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