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Re: [gNewSense-users] (no subject)

From: Dave Crossland
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] (no subject)
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 02:09:05 +0000

On 20/11/06, Andrew Wigglesworth <address@hidden> wrote:
> If we could warn people that might be nice.  But don't block them,
> otherwise we just trampled all over Freedom 0.

Actually, it's got nothing to do with freedom 0.  That is the freedom to run a
programme for any purpose, not an obligation to supply a programme that runs
in any particular way.

The point is that gNewSense should be promoting free software, and not
supplying software that promotes non-free software.  That's very different to
putting restrictions on anybody who wants to re-write the code to make things
run differently.

I agree - otherwise you end up with an official section of your
repositories labelled "non-free", and the OS installation program
inviting you to use them [0] ;-)



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