Re: non-free and users?
Remi Vanicat wrote:
I'm not a native English speaker, so I look to a dictionary, and I
must disagree there : I don't see why we are *compel* to non-ethical
action in the future. Which non-ethical actions ?
I presented a good example how Debian compels himself to non-etchical
action by distributing non-free in my post to this thread from 17.01.2004.
Producing and distributing non-free is ethical. If I produce a package
with closed source and distribute it, it is ethical, since it help
people to solve their tasks. It compels me to non-ethical action when
someone, for example, will request sources from me. One can think, that
by limiting myself to produce and distribute free programs only I
decrease the amount of good which I *can* do. I do not agree with this.
If my aim is to act ethically (helping other people is ethical action),
producing or distributing non-free will be not that effective, in
comparision if I produce free. It is not a right way to realize my aim.
Best regards, Sergey Spiridonov