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Re: non-free and users?

On Jan 18, 2004, at 18:27, Sergey V. Spiridonov wrote:

Remi Vanicat wrote:
"Sergey V. Spiridonov" <sena@hurd.homeunix.org> writes:
In this case, I clearly disagree with you. By stopping to distribute
non-free we will decrease the amount of good, and so act non-ethical.

Where is this good, which we will decrease? Do you think that dropping non-free will broke the upstream copy, or it will destroy the copy of those who downloded it? Where is the harm?

There is no harm per se, however, there is the good we did not do (because we were no longer able).

I think it is reasonable that if we consider future non-ethical actions (in people we can't distribute non-free works to) that we consider future ethical actions as well (in people we can distribute those works to).

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