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

Adonay Felipe Nogueira adfeno at
Mon Sep 4 15:05:52 UTC 2017

Well, I hope Linux project decides to switch to GNU GPL 3+. Or even
better: GNU AGPL3+. :)

Also... Now I see what was the problem of threading: My own costume to
avoid duplicating stuff, I'll try to fix that. :)

Paul Boddie <paul at> writes:

> On Sunday 3. September 2017 15.34.55 Adonay Felipe Nogueira wrote:
>> Yes, I was replying to Mat. :)
>> Also note that correct copyleft defense should be
>> collaboration/community-oriented, not based on judiciary/litigation
>> pressures ([1][2][3]). :)
> Yes, this was a discussion on LWN recently. However, there still needs to be a 
> licence with legal force, contrary to the apparent "old boys network" doctrine 
> prevalent in the upper echelons of the Linux kernel development community. At 
> least if anyone is to make end-user rights a priority, not an afterthought.
>> I wonder however... Does my message appear correctly threaded in your
>> email client? For me, it does.
> Yes, but I don't tend to use threaded mode (in KMail) because it isn't as 
> convenient. Besides, mail-sending etiquette suggests that some quoting is done 
> to be considerate to those whose mail programs do not support threaded message 
> views. And also, people do not necessarily reply to whole messages at once.
> Paul
> P.S. I imagine that the way that KMail forgets where it was when switching 
> folders and views is a factor in the broader use of threaded views. Such 
> things probably still worked acceptably in KDE 3, but have always seemed to be 
> a problem in later versions, at least when seeing how related functions also 
> used to work but now do not, either.
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