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Re: GR proposal: GFDL with no Invariant Sections is free

On 1/31/06, Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com> wrote:
> "olive" <olive.lin@versateladsl.be> 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.

Let's face it: Debian wouldn't exist without the FSF.

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