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Re: Unidentified subject!

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

>     I believe there was never a time when only the FSF pushed for free
>     software.
> I should have said "the GNU Project" rather than "the FSF", since the
> GNU Project led to FSF and has always been larger.
> When the GNU Project started, there was no other organized effort
> to make software free.  We were the first to aim to make it possible
> to use a computer without non-free software.

This may be true, but many things happen without an organized effort.
There were plenty of people who then, and now, believed in free
software and worked for it.  They were often happy to align themselves
with the GNU Project, which had no small role in the success of that

It seems to me that a serious problem is that we don't know at all
what the opinions of the members of the GNU Project are about these
issues, and that a process for finding out would be of great service
to the community.


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