Posted Aug 5, 2010 9:09 UTC (Thu) by coriordan
In reply to: Unworkable request
Parent article: Balancing accessibility and software freedom
Here's an RMS quote which backs up your first two sentences:
Unix was (and is) proprietary software, and the GNU Project's philosophy said that we should not use proprietary software. But, applying the same reasoning that leads to the conclusion that violence in self defense is justified, I concluded that it was legitimate to use a proprietary package when that was crucial for developing a free replacement that would help others stop using the proprietary package. But, even if this was a justifiable evil, it was still an evil. [...]
From The GNU Project (about half-way down, "Donated computers").
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