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Re: [Savannah-users] Re: Hosting of FLOSS project that links against pro

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] Re: Hosting of FLOSS project that links against proprietary libraries
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 23:39:37 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 11:00:29AM -0500, Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> Sylvain Beucler wrote:
> >Free software users mustn't be enticed to use proprietary software.
> >If there are multiple backends, the best (or equal-best) backend must
> >rely on free software.  If CUDA is a suboptimal (or equal-best)
> >backend, that's ok. If CUDA is a better backend than a free software
> >alternative, that's not ok.
> apologies for ripping the conversation sideways but, there's one
> axiom which overrides this and that is the area of handicapped
> accessibility.

I'll be brief, but accessibility is not the only area where
proprietary software has an edge over free software - and in those
areas, we at Savannah don't consider that we should support
proprietary software for technical reasons.


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