Is a 5th freedom needed?

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Mon Aug 12 00:15:25 UTC 2013

Matthias Kirschner <mk at> writes:

> Martin Gräßlin (KDE) postulates a 5th freedom for Free Software:
> <>
> What do you think about it?

I think “The freedom to decide which data is sent to which service” is
entailed within freedoms 1 through 3.

With the freedom to study and improve the program (freedoms 1 and 3),
and the freedom to send the program to someone else if they're more
capable to help you (freedoms 2 and 3), these already secure the freedom
to decide which data is shared where.

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Ben Finney

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