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Re: My present position, in opposition of anything resembling non-free in social contract

On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 12:34:13AM -0700, Jim Lynch wrote:
> If it's non-free, I WANT MY CUT.

Free as in speech, not as in beer. Free as in speech, not as in beer.
Free as in speech, not as in beer.

This may be somewhat out of context, but "CUT" implies someone's making
money off of it. The fact that no one's making money off of it is the
whole reason much of non-free is in non-free (e.g. mpg123, povray, fractint).

Go ahead, don't support non-free. I don't think the Debian Social Contract
and DFSG requires you to support any software you don't want to. You're 
welcome not to support Emacs, or only support Emacs on a for-profit basis.
Just don't claim that free (GCC, Kaffe, Qt) isn't commercial and non-free
(mpg123, povray, fractint) is. 

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
http/ftp: x8b4e53cd.dhcp.okstate.edu
"A dynamic character with an ability to survive certain death and 
a questionable death scene leaving no corpse? Face it, we'll never
see her again." - Sluggy Freelance

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