Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership

On 12/14/2009 05:26 PM, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
But what if advocating free software means that the minimal support
GNOME should do for GNU, is to claim that proprietary is illegitimate?


I have been supporting Free Software for over ten years, and will probably do for the rest of my life. But, as an Iranian witnessing what's going on in Iran right now, I can't agree to any kind of anti-something or against-something or death-to-something. Tolerance is key. When someone asks me "so why should I use GNOME instead of KDE", or "why should I use Linux instead of Windows", my only reply is "use whatever works better for you". I'm sick of fanaticism, and my friends in Iran are being beaten and killed because of it. I can't justify being a fanatic when it comes to software freedom.

These days, Free Software does many things better than the alternatives. Many of my friends use it because they find it better. And that simply makes me happy. But when someone chooses to use OS X, I respect their freedom of choice.


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