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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] the non-free neighbour asking for help dilemma

From: Chris H.
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] the non-free neighbour asking for help dilemma
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 23:18:43 +0200

5., may. 2008, 23.06 - Iain Roberts:

----- "Tim Dobson" <address@hidden> wrote:

I am unwilling to assist in reinstalling Windows etc. because of moral

objections to non-free software, however I don not wish him to *pay*
someone else to do something, and then to top it off he is my brother,

whom I don't really want to fall out with.

The freedoms of Free Software are freedoms for *him* as the user. That's great and I'm all for them. But what about his freedom to run the software he wants and works for him?

Why do you feel that it's morally good for him to be free to redistribute, improve, study and run a program for any purpose, but morally bad for him to be able to choose to run proprietary software if it's the best tool for the job?


Amen, Mister; - AM-friggin-EN.
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