Re: "Debian Powered" Logo
On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 02:25:52PM +0200, Pierre HABOUZIT wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 02:20:12PM +0300, Yavor Doganov wrote:
> > No, he would not. Ubuntu, as well as Debian, unfortunately, contain
> > non-free software, and RMS has dedicated his life fighting against it.
> debian does not contains non-free software. non-free is not part of
> debian, it's only supported using the same tools.
This is the wrong argument--although it's true, it also leads to
endless flamewars. The correct argument is that the GNU project
actually supports non-free software as well! The only difference is
that the FSF (mostly) limits themselves to supporting running Free
software on top of non-free software, while we (mostly) limit
ourselves to supporting running non-free software on top of Free
The GNU Project goes to great pains to ensure that their software runs
well on top of non-free software, such as Windows, AIX and HPUX. For
them to try to claim the moral high ground over Debian is rank hypocrisy.
Neither project encourages the use of non-free software, though.
Both, in fact, encourage their users to use Free software. For me,
that's pretty much the bottom line, so I support both projects.
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