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Re: Posting rejected - please read and agree to mailing list rules. (fwd)



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William Burrow:
> Yes, make the commercials pay when it takes commercial development to 
> create something.  Seems fair to me.

Software freedom is not about money.  For more information, see
the GNU web site (www.gnu.ai.mit.edu).  Further discussion about
this flammable issue should probably be taken off the Debian
lists. For Debian, the freedom is base requirement, see below,
and not open for discussion. If you feel that proprietary
software should be an important part of the distribution,
you might want to look at some of the other distributions.

> What I would like to know is the Debian mission statement, its meaning 
> and purpose.

The Debian FAQ, answer to question 2.1:

	Debian GNU/Linux is the result of a volunteer effort to
	create a free, high-quality Unix-compatible operating
	system, complete with a suite of applications.

The "free" here has to do with freedom, not price.

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