Re: [all candidates] Return to the desert island (cont.)
On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 05:09:00PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> note that free software interfaces to proprietary cloud platforms
> are frequently used to manipulate the data in those platforms including
> pull data *out* of those platforms. It would be quite ironic if we
> refused to include in the distribution the tools required to pull one's
> data out of non-free platforms.
An interface to facebook or to twitter or to the internet movie database or to
websites with stock quotes may be freely redistributed but "requires software
outside of the distribution to function". Why do we make exceptions depending
on how "ironic" things are ?