Re: Debian slogan / tag line / emphasizing freedom
On 07/06/16 20:01, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Daniel Pocock <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Debian has been using the slogan / tag line "The Universal Operating
>> System" for as long as I can remember.
>> It is a good choice and it represents the aims of many contributors, but
>> is it the optimal choice today?
>> For example, has there ever been discussion about replacing it with a
>> slogan that puts an emphasis on freedom, another value that is important
>> to many contributors?
> That's always spoken to freedom to me, since something that isn't free
> can't be universal. By definition, access to it is restricted in some way
> to some blessed set of people, either by money or by some other legal
> arrangement, which is the opposite of universal.
Free may imply universality, but the opposite isn't true. The NSA aims
to achieve universal coverage, but does that give people more freedom or
I'd suggest that universal is a slightly neutral term with respect to