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Re: A possible GFDL compromise

Josselin Mouette wrote:

Do you realize you are reasoning just like the proprietary software
folks the FDL is supposedly meant to fight ?

There is a basic difference between free software foundation folks and proprietary software folks. But both try to use practical and ethical reasoning. As Josselin Mouette said:

> Can't you understand nobody would ask for removing these sections if
> they were as free as the FSF would like to call them ?

This is a good example of the freedom, which is not used. So, why not to take away it? GPL does similar things, it takes away the freedom of using proprietary code with the GPL code from user. But we got something in exchange - wide free software and documentation spreading.

I do not think Debian can safely ignore proprietary software existence, as some people on this list do[1]. If the world would be black-and-white, I will put FDL on the white side of the black-and-white world, together with GPL, FSF, Debian.

While we discussing FDL, clearly non-free software is still disributed by Debian.

[1] probably, those people profess non-resistance to evil ;)

Best regards, Sergey Spiridonov.

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