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Re: [Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>] Re: Debian & BSD concerns

On Sun, Feb 21, 1999 at 11:25:10PM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 22, 1999 at 12:32:45AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > > [...] I propose you ask him if he too thinks those of us who are
> > > worried about the Linux based platform becoming proprietary or not.
> >
> > linux can not become proprietary.  it's GPL.  once free, always free.
> >
> > please keep your comments within the realm of reality, and not paranoid
> > fantasy.
> Two words:  binary drivers.
> If you ask me, that goes against everything the GPL stands for and yes it
> can have a serious impact on Linux.

So when you finally triumph and FreeBSD starts to get popular and propietary
drivers distributed for it, will you drop it like a dead cat and find a
new OS, never being truely faithful to the systems that have given so
much to you?

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