Defining Free Software Business

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Tue Jun 27 23:21:25 UTC 2006

   > No, it isn't.  It is quite irrelevant how much you quote the
   > Social Contract.  Go look at for a change,
   > specially in the non-free and contrib directories.

   As explained months ago in
   comparing with is more accurate, as
   the and name policies are different.  The main
   GNU ftp server also distributes non-free software. does not distribute non-free software.

   > Infact, Debian does develop non-free software, since DD's who
   > support the non-free section do exactly that, develop it.

   No more than GNU develops non-free software because some of its
   developers also support non-free software.  That is, not at all.

GNU doesn't develop non-free software.  Nor does GNU support non-free
software.  That some contributors send patches for that things work
with non-free software does not mean that GNU supports or develops
non-free software.

Please stop tossing mud at the FSF and the GNU project with these
false and absurd accusations.

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