Article: "Fixing linux" - opinions?

David Gerard dgerard at
Sat Dec 13 16:31:36 UTC 2008

2008/12/13 Noah Slater <nslater at>:
> On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 09:12:48AM +0000, Paul O'Malley - gnu's not unix - wrote:

>> > Wrong. Why is Firefox not in Debian main? Because it is non-free.
>> It is renamed as iceweasel for trademark reasons
> Yes, but it is in non-free because the artwork cannot be modified.
>> This is the issue at hand, nothing else from the Debian side,
> False. The artwork cannot be modified.

It's clear to me the only ethically defensible path is to strictly
advocate only telnetting directly to port 80 for web browsing.
Anything less is prone to corruption. And anyone who has not yet
discovered software freedom who says this is too hard is just too lazy
to deserve to know about software freedom.

- d.

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