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Andreas K. Foerster list at
Fri Oct 31 19:23:52 UTC 2008

Am Friday, dem 31. Oct 2008 schrieb Ciaran O'Riordan:

> "Andreas K. Foerster" <list at> writes:
> > ciaran writes:
> > > but there are some cases where a bad would be a good idea, such as 
> > > in government offices and schools.
> Oops.  Typo: s/bad/ban/
> My point was that non-free software should be banned in governments and
> schools.
> (And further I was arguing that a complete ban on *selling* non-free would
> be worth considering, but that a complete ban on writing or publishing
> non-free software is probably going too far.)

The terms "forbid" and "ban" are very strong words.
I think, it is better to convince people than to force them.
If you enforce it, you cannot call it "freedom" at the same time.
That would be really hypocritical.

So we share the same goal, but we disagree on the way to reach it.


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