Zacchiroli: working with FSF on Debian Free-ness assessment
Posted Jul 5, 2012 3:22 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Zacchiroli: working with FSF on Debian Free-ness assessment
Parent article: Zacchiroli: working with FSF on Debian Free-ness assessment
Say, consider the same piece of software, available from two separate vendors, at the same price.
Let's consider another hypothetical situation. I need to pay taxes and the only way to do it is via proprietary government-supplied package. Debian's choice: give me the package in "non-free" and help me to stay in my house. FSF's choice: "liberate me" by sending me to jail.
Who's screwing me? Debian? Or FSF?
P.S. Note that choice is not at all hypothetical: this improvement over reality. Currently aforementioned package only exist in Windows version and thus it's not in Debian. But what if government will achieve partial enlightenment and produce Linux package?
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