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Re: Why only one non-free section?

On Mon, Sep 14, 1998 at 04:05:52PM +0200, Sven wrote:
> what if i release a software under some kind of DFSG compliant license. someone
> can simply come and sell the stuff. making profit from it, but never giving some of it back to the author or the Free software community.

Yes, this is true. But the point is (and it was already made), that the
buyer can give it away for free.

Free Software allows this sort of taking advantage of it. But only very clueless
people would buy an official Debian CD for 500 $. The more people know about
the idea of Free Software, the less likely is such behaviour.

This is why RMS is advocating freedom over and over again. Spread the word
and it won't happen.


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