Re: General Resolution: Removing non-free
On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 11:11:39AM +0100, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 02:56:00AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > We offer a choice, we do not impose.
> Choice versus imposition is a continuum, not a binary state. Do you
> submit that the failure of a grocery store to carry a specific item of
> food is an imposition upon you? But let us have a better analogy. What
> about a health food store that refuses to carry unhealthy products like
> fried cheeseburgers? Are the patrons of such a store being imposed upon?
No they're not.
I'm only a user, but just to make a point...
You don't get many people who like cheeseburgers in health food stores.
Health food stores tend to cater for people who have already made the
decision that 'I want to eat healthy'. If your store stocks all kinds of
food, but tells people about the advantages of healthy food, then you get
the fat slobs through the door and give them the oppertunity to see the
error of their ways.
...and you cater for the people who have already made the decision.
I don't think I need to explain the analogy. You just need to make the
decision whether Debian is evangelising free software, or just catering for
those who have seen the light.