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Re: [rant] Re: Consequences of moving Emacs Manuals to non-free

David Kastrup <dak@gnu.org> wrote:

> More like that Debian packagers' views don't correspond with either
> the upstream free software authors' nor the users' views, and that

How can you claim you know the users' views? I am a user, and my view is
that Debian did the right choice to remain consistent between writings
and actions.

> Debian feels it has the right to teach both morals, making use of the
> means provided freely from upstream.

This is your impression, because you are frustrated. Debian is no
person, Debian does not feel it has the right to teach morals, Debian:

  1. has tried for a *long* time to resolve the issue with upstream;

  2. went through a long, open and thorough debate, followed by a
     democratic process whose outcome it is now rightfully following.

I cannot see any problem here, except upstream's lack of cooperation and
your frustration. If you're unhappy with the democratic choices made "by
Debian", as you like to say, then go build your own distribution.

Sorry if the last sentence sounds rude, but I am shocked by your
intellectual tyranny, denying us, Debian folks, the right to make our
own choices by open and democratic processes.


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