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

Daniel Pocock daniel at
Mon Jul 24 13:12:11 UTC 2017

On 24 July 2017 15:05:51 CEST, Adonay Felipe Nogueira <adfeno at> wrote:
>I also agree with this.
>As a subject for another topic, here are other analogies that don't
>quite work as we'd expect:
>- "Non-free software is like slavery". However, it isn't, because the
> user still has the ultimate choice of not using the non-free software,
>  no matter how much the switch will cost.
>- "Software is absolutely equal to cooking recipe". However this
>  work because who/what "consumes" the software is the computer, and it
>  does so blindly (without questioning). Besides, when "consumed" there
>  is no loss of that particular copy of the software, that is, that
>  particular copy will still exist.

I often tell people that Skype is like a sausage, you wouldn't eat it if you knew what was inside.

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