[yavor at doganov.org: Re: Defining Free Software Business]
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
Tue Jun 27 16:11:53 UTC 2006
It has been repeated often enough here that in many lines of
business it is NOT possible to transfer instantly to use 100% free
software and that it is not even a neccessary evil, but a noble
good, to aid the transition by means of compatability tools AS WELL
AS WRITING NEW SOFTWARE.
There is a difference between making a transition, and recommending
the use of non-free software. One is not related to the other.
I'm saying that just because RMS has solved HIS problems, doesn't
mean everyone else has YET.
And by recommending, supporting, and developing non-free software one
doesn't solve `everyones' problem.
You are confusing to issues, supporting and recommending non-free
software, and making a transitition from non-free software. In the
later you do need to even mention the non-free program, you can simply
say that you do not provide such a solution, or that you are working
on making a free solution.
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