[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Good book on Git

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Good book on Git
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:17:33 -0500

[[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
[[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
[[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]

  > It isn't "free" (it is the non non-commercial variant, and to be
  > free-as-in-freedom it would need to allow copying for commercial use)

This shows why the term "Creative-Commons licensed" should be avoided:
because it draws attention away from the most important licensing
question (is it free or not) and focuses it on a side issue (who
published the license).

Focusing attention on freedom is vital no matter what your immediate
purpose.  So please don't ever say "Creative-Commons licensed".
Instead, please state the specific license.  CC-SA-NC is clear and

  > BTW, it is more of a textbook than a manual.

Please don't think that "manual" means "terse reference that is not
useful as an introduction".  That is just one kind of manual.  Every
free program should have a good introductory manual, too.
If the best git introduction is nonfree, that is very unfortunate.

Who wrote it?  Is there any chance of persuading per to free it?

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]