Posted Nov 17, 2006 7:59 UTC (Fri) by man_ls
In reply to: Resisting the binary blob
Parent article: Resisting the binary blob
What in particular makes free software more ethical than for pay software?
Nothing, considering that free software can also be for pay software.
And can those rule be applied generally, or are they specific to software only?
If you refer to free vs proprietary software, yes: the rule is that helping others is good, while not sharing good things (like your knowledge) is bad. Not even primary school knowledge, this is kindergarten stuff.
Is free software actually free?
A very old question; the best answer is to define what you mean by free. This is why the GNU project publishes the free software definition
. If you agree with the definition then it is free. Others have a different definition
, or an even more different definition
. So you get to make the decision.
I refuse to be sacrificed for a principle that A, I don't agree with and B, I don't believe to have a factual basis.
A principle which you don't seem to understand, since it is pretty practical in nature. And yet you benefit from the fruits of said principle... Well, whatever one says of your position, you are in good company
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