Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
Posted Jul 15, 2007 18:24 UTC (Sun) by njs
In reply to: Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
Parent article: Totally "free" Ubuntu? That's the plan for Gobuntu (Linux.com)
> And I'm still asking how letting the user make an *informed* decision about the software loaded on his own machine can possibly be considered *less* Free than arrogantly *forcing* an inferior, or nonworking system upon him "for his own good".
Straw man. Nobody is holding users down and forcing them to install Linux. If someone wants to use a proprietary system, we can hardly stop them (trying to do so would be... ethically problematic). And barring radical changes in copyright law, proprietary systems will always be there.
The question is what sort of alternative we want to spend our time developing, supporting, and advocating. The fact that users have an option to use proprietary components does not oblige us to give those components free advertising.
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