Major systems vendors and Linux
Posted Mar 2, 2007 3:19 UTC (Fri) by liamh
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Not even RMS. Way-back-when in the late 80s and early 90s when there was no completely free OS, he developed lots of software (emacs, gcc, etc.) for non-free systems like SunOS. I believe his reasoning was that it was permissible because there wasn't an alternative, and drew an analogy to killing for self defense.
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