Re: Announcing GNOME's official GitHub mirror

        [ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider
        [ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,
        [ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example.

    By using gibhub for our 'official' git mirror, we're still
    promoting the use of a proprietary web service.

The distinction of "free" vs "proprietary" is defined for
_works_ that you can have a copy of.  It does not make sense
to apply this distinction to a service, such as GitHub or Gitorious.

Services raise other ethical issues affecting users' freedom.
For instance, some services are SaaSS.

But a hosting platform isn't normally SaaSS.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.

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