The FSFE summit

Carsten Agger agger at
Mon Jul 11 09:27:16 UTC 2016

Hi all,

I'm pleased to see the announcement of the coming FSFE summit

it's an exciting schedule and I hope I'll be able to attend.

However, and I really don't intend to start any prolonged "editor wars" 
or otherwise engage in lengthy hairsplitting, but a part of me is also 
unhappy to see the term "open source" featuring so prominently in an 
event sponsored by the FSFE.  I do believe RMS is right in his reasons 
to reject the term, one of them being that it is kind of a 
"business-friendly" way of avoiding the issue of freedom.

We should not endorse the avoidance of the issue of freedom, are my 
thoughts. This should, in my conception, be a defining difference 
between an event like this, organized by the FSFE, and a conference such 
as FOSDEM, whose aim is more general.


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