Re: [rant] Re: Consequences of moving Emacs Manuals to non-free
On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 20:27:24 +0100, David Kastrup <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes:
>> In other words, people are complaining that Debian developers views
>> do not coincide with their own?
> More like that Debian packagers' views don't correspond with either
> the upstream free software authors' nor the users' views, and that
> Debian feels it has the right to teach both morals, making use of the
> means provided freely from upstream.
No matter what views you have, some people are going to disagree with
you. Some people consider BSD-style licenses more free than the GPL
because it gives them the freedom to incorporate the code in proprietary
software. Some people consider DJB's license to be free. Some people
even consider Microsoft's "Shared Source" free enough. Not everyone
agrees, but some people do agree. To say that the "Debian packagers'
views don't correspond with either the upstream free software author's
nor the users' views" is fairly meaningless. Pick any view on software
freedom, and you'll probably have some upstream and some set of users
who do not agree with your view. But you'll also probably have some
upstream and some set of users who *do* agree with your view.
Besides, the time to debate the free-ness of the GFDL was before the
vote. Not now.
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