Re: Non-free software and GNOME (The conclusion)
- From: Andy Tai <lichengtai yahoo com>
- To: Linas Vepstas <linas linas org>, Christian Schaller <uraeus linuxrising org>
- Cc: foundation list <foundation-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Non-free software and GNOME (The conclusion)
- Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 14:31:33 -0700 (PDT)
I strongly urge the GNOME Foundation not to accept
this idea. Mentioning (the proprietary) Star Office
in GNOME Summary is one thing, but this idea is
another. This idea goes too far and is against the
basic ideal of GNOME, that is, promoting free software
replacements for proprietary software on the desktop.
GNOME can allow or support in licensing (via the
LGPL), proprietary software, but GNOME should not
--- Linas Vepstas <linas linas org> wrote:
> Let me take the opposite extreme: encouraging the >
> non-free software is good for the free software >
movement, in so
> many ways.
> I would strongly support the idea that the Gnome
> Foundation should
> actively court non-free software developers in its
> marketing campaigns .
> It will only serve to make Gnome and Gnu/FSF
> stronger, not weaker .
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