Re: GR proposal: GFDL with no Invariant Sections is free
"olive" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I personnaly think that Debian would do better to defend free software if
there were in accordance to the FSF.
I personally think that the FSF would do much, much better at defending free
software if they operated in accordance with Debian. Debian-legal has proved
better at guaranteeing the FSF's 'four freedoms' in practice than RMS, what
with the GFDL and all.
Let's face it: the FSF didn't create a full free-software system. Debian did.
The FSF didn't even create the majority of the GNU project tools. Volunteers
did, and many of them *disagree* with the FSF leadership. Discussions of the
merits of FSF policy are forbidden on FSF mailing lists, with the exception
of a few which appear to go to /dev/null.
The FSF is, bizarrely, a top-down autocratic organization, with all the flaws
that implies. Debian isn't, with all the benefits and flaws that implies.