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Unworkable request

Unworkable request

Posted Aug 6, 2010 7:49 UTC (Fri) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582)
In reply to: Unworkable request by michaeljt
Parent article: Balancing accessibility and software freedom

RMS is not saying "it is better to stay on full proprietary". But many users have no choice. If he will not allow proprietary bits in a free stack to make that stack usable by blind (or otherwise disabled) users, and if no other free or partially-free choices exist, then those users will be forced to use an entirely-proprietary platform (which very likely is built on Windows). Therefore they are less likely to switch to a free set-up when it becomes available. That is not RMS's stated goal, but it is the practical result of his dogmatism.


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