Re: GNOME and the free software movement


2006/11/27, Richard Stallman <rms gnu org>:
Freedoms 1 and 3, the freedom to study and change the source and the
freedom to distribute modified versions, involve programming.  People
can exercise them only to the extent of their programming skill.  But
when others change the program and release a modified version, you can
then install it if you think it is better, even if you don't know how
to program.

Just a complementary argument: Freedoms 1 and 3 not necessarily
involve programming. l10n work doesn't involve programming and is
essential for users, specially if they're from cultures/places that
are not targeted by usual software companies.

My 0,000002 cents! ;-)


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