Re: Builder crowdsourcing banner on PGO

On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 2:24 AM, Alexandre Franke
<alexandre franke gmail com> wrote:
On Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 1:59 AM, Fabiano Fidêncio <fabiano fidencio org> wrote:
Can you be more explicit about what you mean with "tools used to do
your/the bank transactions run nonfree software"

AFAIU, when you do a bank transfer, the job responsible for your
transaction will be executed in the next scheduled period.
There are people monitoring and scheduling it (most likely not using
free software for this), there is a system on where it is being
running (same here ...).

According to the GNU/FSF advocacy, in the case of a service it is ok
not to have access to the source code since you're not the one running
the software.

Thanks for the link.

And I'm really wondering how much these random comments about "not
good, not free software" coming from and with no real suggestions can
help instead of just generate noise and silly discussions like this

You're mislead about the intentions of people caring about software
freedom. Your stance is that they should not be so focused on their
cause, but maybe you should be a bit more open as well and consider
their points and reasoning rather than just outright claiming it is

I understand their points and I also would love if they could come
with a suggestion/an option/an idea/a new way to solve the problem,
instead of just pointing them.

Quite frankly, people that act like that are as tiresome as they claim RMS is.

Hmm. Didn't get good examples from "moot" in the Urban Dictionary
Maybe it should be used a bit more carefully. :-)

Or maybe you should be more careful with the sources you use as
references. adjective, third
(North America) Having no practical impact or relevance. "That point
may make for a good discussion, but it is moot" 1b has a similar definition. I
guess any respectable dictionary will have one.

Yeah, I've checked a proper dictionary before, that's the reason I've
asked you what did you mean, because it was still not clear to me.

Best Regards,
Fabiano Fidêncio

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