[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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