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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Freedom and webapps

From: Dave Crossland
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: Freedom and webapps
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:11:55 +0000

On 05 Feb 2007 11:07:22 +0000, Ciaran O'Riordan <address@hidden> wrote:

"Dave Crossland" <address@hidden> writes:
> Please explain how a lack of sourcecode is immoral.

Without source code, you can't see what the software is doing, and you can't
change the behaviour of the software - so you don't have control of your

When all users have access to source code, the users can help themselves and
each other and make the software do what they want.  Without source code,
software does what the author wants.

I am proposing that this is a practical problem, not an ethical one.
Please explain the ethical dimension of this.


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