Re: [Totally OT] Re: Hmmm. A question. Was [Re: Debian is losing its users]
On Friday 04 April 2008, Michael C wrote:
> Ivan Savcic wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 5:12 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
> > <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> I have a problem with this. Debian, in it's default install is
> >> almost assuredly GNU free. And it has the additional freedom of
> >> allowing the user to choose to use non-free software within the
> >> structure of it's packaging system. IMO that is more free than
> >> preventing people from using the software they want.
> > I had exactly the same view on that. But RMS is obviously a purist,
> > he dreams to banish all closed source from this world. Like Hal
> > pointed out, RMS believes that there should be no freedom when it
> > comes to choosing freedom itself.
> > Ivan
> RMS is more of a hypocrite than anything else. He morally objects to
> distros/*BSD variants with non-free applications in their
> repositories/ports systems, on the grounds that this implicitly
> advocates the use of non-free software, whilst explicitly advocating
> GPL-licensed software for use in conjunction with that ultimate
> proprietary platform, MS Windows:
I think what RMS objects to is anything that was not his idea first.