Re: sharefont package license sucks, even for non-free
>>"Anthony" == Anthony Towns <email@example.com> writes:
Anthony> Obviously you think it's immoral to use Debian developers to
Anthony> be involved in anything non-free.
You are over stating the objection. However, I do see a
conflict with what I believed is the spririt of the social contract:
we are not in Debian to make money, personally.
Anthony> You haven't presented any good, objective reason for
The minuite you bring in the profit motive into packaging
code, you intriduce the slippery slope which leads down to profits
and marketing before quality. You also remove the ``untouchable''
status of the project, which has been always known for developers who
are volunteers, who are here for, horrors, non-monetary reasons.
Anthony> Yeah, sorry, I keep forgetting we're all here for completely
Anthony> altruistic reasons, and we should've given all our earthly
Anthony> posessions (except our computers and broadband links of
Anthony> course!) to the poor by now.
This is a truly idiotic paragraph )perhaps provoked), but I am
going to ignore it.
Anthony> So, again, how does this manage to not apply to Corel, VA,
Anthony> Stormix, Progeny, HelixCode, Linuxcare, and everyone else
Anthony> making money off the backs of our users?
These are not Debian.
Anthony> How does it manage not to apply to the requests for
Anthony> donations to SPI we ocassionally make?
Oh? We say you use our code you have to make a donation to
SPI? And that donation then goes to the pockets of an individual?
Anthony> OTOH, saying it's okay for developers to upload random
Anthony> shareware from the net, but not their own shareware reeks of
Anthony> pointless holier-than-thou hypocrisy.
I think not. In the case of random shareware, the debian
developer is not the one reaping the benefit. If you truly can't see
the difference, our world views are too far apart to permit a
meaningful dialog on this subject.
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