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Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free, Draft 2

On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 11:02:41AM +0200, Peter Makholm wrote:
> We don't support free software by denying that non-free software
> exists. We're supporting free software by showing that free software
> is better and more usable than non-free software in fair combat. The
> point is that we should make it easy to use free software not hard to
> use non-free software and by denying the existence of non-free
> software we making it hard for people to start using free software.
Free software and non-free software cannot be compared with respect to
features, ease of use and functionality. All those are irrelevant. We
have to look at them from an ethical and moral perspective. Free software
gives us rights. Non-free software takes our rights away. This is the only
valid comparison for us to make. Other arguments just betray a 
misunderstanding of the principles at hand.

We have a responsibility to our users to respect their rights and protect
them to the extent that we can. To do this we must remove the non-free


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