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Re: Please don't refer to Emacs as "open source"

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Please don't refer to Emacs as "open source"
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 13:00:04 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 12:14, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I think you misunderstand the goal of free software.  The whole point is
>> to give people the power of choice.
> The point of free software is not a stable thing.

It depends on whether you are talking about software that happens to end
up as free, or software that has been conceived in the course of the
free software movement as initiated by the Free Software Foundation.

The whole point of freedom is that it gives room for different
motivations.  But that does not make it a conglomerate of the different
motivations it admits.

David Kastrup

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