Re: Discussion - non-free software removal
On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 09:54:41PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > zealotry like yours disgusts me. it's as offensive as christians
> > hating and oppressing jews or moslems or hindus or pagans just
> > because they have different beliefs, and vice-versa.
> Nominally, you have accepted the same social contract as everyone else
> and would claim to adhere to Debian's strong Free Software stance. I
> fail to see why you are taking such a pro-proprietary stance within an
> organization such as Debian.
that's right. anyone who disagrees with or opposes your bigotry is
pro-proprietary software. it's not possible to be pro-free software and
disagree with you, is it? tolerance of any difference is evil. silly
me, i forgot.
i don't know why i bother to have my own opinions when you so helpfully
make them up for me.
> Nonetheless, I am not trying to ban non-free software. I am being no
> more zealous than you ("everyone that wants non-free software off
> ftp.debian.org is stupid").
i didn't say that at all.
i said (paraphrased) that everyone who wants non-free software off
ftp.debian.org is an intolerant bigoted zealot who disgusts me.
> You still have yet to point out how this actually hurts people.
you have yet to explain what actual benefit this will provide.
making you feel better is not a benefit to anyone except you. removing
your alleged confusion over what debian consists of is not a benefit to
anyone except you.
what real, tangible, practical benefits are there in doing what you
there aren't any. it's just ideology, just religion.
craig sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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