The crux;; Re: [yavor at doganov.org: Re: Defining Free Software Business]
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
Tue Jun 27 21:55:29 UTC 2006
- this is what I am TRYING to get OTHER people to do, and I'm showing
you that the only path they are willing to take is not cold-turkey
because they would be out of business.
By recommending non-free software as a solution, you are not doing
that. One does not move away from non-free software by giving support
for non-free software.
I am almost determined to pay my FSF membership to Debian instead, the
main blocker being that it is too hard to donate money to Debian (or was
the last time I tried).
Please read http://www.fsf.org about the campaigns about freeing many
common tools that are non-free today, Java, Flash are prominent
examples. Debian has never taken such a stance, it has instead
resorted to recommending something that is non-free.
You have the tools to write any free software replacement, you simply
choose not to since you do not care about freedom and instead resort
to using non-free software. The same goes for Debian.
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