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

Adonay Felipe Nogueira adfeno at
Mon Sep 4 14:50:19 UTC 2017

Sorry... I think I wrote something wrong indeed (perhaps due to being
tired at the time)... my mistake.

I didn't mean you are required to share every FS you write.

Mat Witts <admin at> writes:

> On 21/08/17 12:51, Adonay Felipe Nogueira wrote:
>> I think you mean "private software" which is only used by yorself, and
>> not shared to anyone, not even co-workers. Once you share it at least
>> with someone, it ought to be free/libre because it's no longer
>> "private".
> My understanding of 'private' is not so much 'secret' as you have
> expressed here - but more like: 'subject to private property rights'
> which are distributed/published, *privately*.
> If you are suggesting that I ought to be legally and morally obliged to
> share all the software I produce under a FS license then that version of
> freedom isn't the version I would fight for. Freedom without autonomy is
> totalitarianism.
> with respect.
> / m  
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