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Re: Debian and non-free

cobaco <cobaco@linux.be> writes:

> Censorship is nothing more or less then banning/prohibiting certain
> speach in a certain forum

No. Censorship is banning/prohibiting certain speech in *any and all*
public forums. Generally, only a state has that power.

The crucial difference is that, in this case, only *specific* forums
are denied for the speech in question. The ban does not extend further
than those specific forums, hence it is not censorship.

 \       “The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of |
  `\      importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is |
_o__)                        allowed to take.” —C. Northcote Parkinson |
Ben Finney

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