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Re: `freeing' proprietary software (was Re: [DotGNU]Open Content Network

From: Daniel E Baumann
Subject: Re: `freeing' proprietary software (was Re: [DotGNU]Open Content Network: Free Software P2P)
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 03:31:14 -0500
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On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 03:40:27PM -0500, S11001001 wrote:
> Daniel Carrera wrote:
> >However, free music, like free software, is about voluntarily giving the
> >fruits of your labour freely.  It is not about grabbing what someone
> >didn't intend to be free.
> >
> >I believe in Free Software and I would love to see Adobe making Photoshop
> >free.  However, I don't think that it's okay to start giving away copies
> >of Adobe Photoshop.  Adobe does not want Photoshop free.
> As a computer user today, you may find yourself using a proprietary 
> program. If your friend asks to make a copy, it would be wrong to 
> refuse. Cooperation is more important than copyright.
>       -- RMS, "Why Software Should Not Have Owners"

Since we are going down this copyright road I figure I would provide
this link as it is one of the most well written things I have read on
copyright that is not written by RMS. 
Daniel E Baumann      address@hidden

And if cynics ridicule freedom, ridicule community...if ``hard nosed 
realists'' say that profit is the only ideal...just ignore them, and use 
copyleft all the same.
      -- RMS

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