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Re: Release plans

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Release plans
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 10:34:21 +0900

I wish you (and RMS) would get a real MUA.  VM is a good one for those
used to Rmail.  Fixing attributions:

I wrote:

 >     Sure, but communitarian freedom has typically been espoused by
 >     leaders who create a personality cult around them and brook
 >     little actual dissent, etc.

Robert J. Chassell writes:
 > That is often true.  Same in software.

You said it, not me.  Thank you.

 >     Software freedom is *not* about a personality that overshadows the
 >     rest of the community, is it?  Rather, it is a very individualist
 >     freedom.

 > Copyright law has to do with copying between people.

And software freedom is about removing hindrances to an individual's
copying, of which copyright and patent laws are (according to the free
software movement) the most important (ie, the ones we need to "do
something" about).

I don't understand what you're trying to say.  I don't mean to oppose
it, but rather indicate where I'm getting stuck.  Help?

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