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Re: Release plans

From: Paul R
Subject: Re: Release plans
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 19:42:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi !

On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 02:13:47 +0900, "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> said:

SJT> I really don't get this. You are basically taking the open source
SJT> route here. "People don't like to be free, so let's not tell them
SJT> about freedom -- let's make it relatively inconvenient to use
SJT> proprietary code." Why not wait for the non-free modules, and
SJT> then publish a boycott list of such modules, give them a public
SJT> dressing- down, and in that way draw attention to the issue of
SJT> freedom?

Stephen is right. We should never respond to a "*possible* lack of
freedom for some hypotetical consenting users" with a solution that
implies an *evident* lack of (technical) freedom for all Emacs fellow

Really, here the cure harms more than the disease.


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