Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Posted Dec 8, 2006 0:18 UTC (Fri) by k8to
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I don't know about everyone else, but my personal objection to this is that it's patronizing. FSF states that it is okay for them to use Debian because they care to install free software and not the proprietary software. However, they cannot recommend that users do the same.
My question is, who are these users who would care enough to follow the Free Software Foundation's recommendations on Linux distributions and install these obscure free-software only distributions, but who would not care enough to simply not make use of the nonfree repository in Debian? I don't believe any such users exist.
I could go into speculation about the why of recommending against Debian wholesale, instead of just recommending against the use of non-free, but it will not be productive.
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