Posted Nov 9, 2010 5:15 UTC (Tue) by gmatht
In reply to: This is exactly what happens now, no?
Parent article: FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
that's why I don't like FSF's idea that Debian is "unclean" since it includes non-free repository
Thats OK, Debian gets to call FSF unclean due to their use of GFDL.
If it's Ok for firmware blobs then why it's not Ok for ... MS Office?
Well, my view is that this progression never becomes "Not OK", rather it becomes increasingly less useful for software freedom the less parts of the stack can be modified. Further more, I'd consider even fully CSS software to offer more freedom than Software-as-a-Service which in turn often offers more freedom than not having any access to the software. The only point when it becomes truely "Not OK" is when it relies on misleading the user as to what rights they have, denying them the "freedom" to make an informed choice as to whether to use the software.
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