Is it acceptable to use proprietary software (platforms) to promote software freedom?

Vicen Rodriguez vicen_rodriguez at
Tue Aug 15 09:57:45 UTC 2017


I think that this reasoning perfectly expresses my point of view on this

Thanks Bastien.

Best regards


El lun, 14-08-2017 a las 17:11 +0200, Bastien Guerry escribió:

> Here is my position, stated as "logically" as possible.
> My premisses are these:
> A. FSFE discourages people to use FB because FB TOS are unfair.
> B. Trading the number of people you can reach out against the
>    consistency of your behavior (aligning your moral with your
>    discourse) is not a good idea.
> C. If FSFE uses FB, then the FSFE behavior will be inconsistent
>    with what it promotes, whether it reaches more people or not.
> From that it logically follows that using FB is not a good idea
> for the FSFE.
> I think there is no debate on A or C.  There should be not debate
> on whether A,B and C leads to the conclusion above.  The confusion
> comes from B.  I strongly believe in B, as something that does not
> need further demonstration.  But some people may disagree.
> Best,

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