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From: Silvernerd
Subject: [DotGNU]PHILOSOPHY file
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 15:39:36 +0100

Hi everybody,

would it be a good idea if we would attach a 'PHILOSOPHY' file to the

My idea is that such a philosophy file would contain a notice saying
'this is Free Software NOT Open Source software' and an short
explanation of the differences between the two.

Also such a file could contain information about the philosophy behind
the specific DotGNU program, the philosophy behind the DotGNU project
(AKA why we do this) and an introduction of the GNU project and
FreeDevelopers. And of course it should contain links to related

Such a file could make more users aware of the true meaning of free
software and could rally support for us. This will be especially useful
once we start supporting the Win and Mac platforms since the users there
usually don't even know of the existence of Free Software and Open
Source. And if our stuff gets used in uni's then the file could get the
students enthusiastic.

Silvernerd (Peter Minten)

"Using Linux is like walking over a ray of bricks, not as beautiful, but
a lot more substantial than light."

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