Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Posted Dec 12, 2006 13:54 UTC (Tue) by jospoortvliet
In reply to: Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Parent article: Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
indeed. i'm actually quite impressed by Red Hat's stand on Software
Freedom. i spoke with a Red Hat employee sometime ago, and he was very
clear: not a bit non-free stuff in Red Hat, my friend.
i asked why not supply a GPL mp3 codec? 'We're against patents, so we
don't want to include (possible) patent encumbered software. our
customers will complain to us. We can then point them to their governmet
to complain about software patents... If we would have delivered, they
wouldn't complain, nobody would know, and patents wouldn't be fought...'
well, i think that's not really amazing if it came from a FSF advocate or
a BSD volunteer. but this is from a company which wants to make money,
and i think it's very nice.
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