Re: Question to candidates: what about next ODF?
- From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org>
- To: rms gnu org
- Cc: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>, foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Question to candidates: what about next ODF?
- Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:20:47 -0500
On Fri, 2007-11-30 at 11:48 -0500, Richard Stallman wrote:
> Such action for the larger free software community is one example of
> the issue that my second question was intended to raise--namely,
> issues important to the community's health in general.
> Some candidates answered my question it by stating the intent to
> contribute to the community through the development of GNOME
> itself--and in no other way.
I didn't say "and in no other way". You asked what should GNOME
Foundation do to help FS *in general*. Now English is not my native
language but if I understand that correctly, I still think in general
GNOME Foundation should foster GNOME development. Doesn't mean htat it
shouldn't help/support/endorse other causes and efforts.
If I wanted to be smart to /pass/ your test I would have said "GNOME
should help spreading Free Software and software freedom to everyone, no
matter if they need or can execute their freedom, because software
freedom is good for them even if they don't know it.", but I rather
avoid political debate around a pretty mud-work position candidacy.
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
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