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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:42:32 -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. ]]]

  > But is not "enemy" a bad word too? I think you use it to say those
  > people believe in other things.

No, I am talking about proprietary software developers, purveyors of
DRM, and such.  They want power over people, and we fight to take
away their power.

"Enemies" is exactly the word for that.

  > Using the word "enemy" might make it more difficult to listen to them.
  > Good ideas comes also from people we do not always agree with.

We have no prejudice against good TECHNICAL ideas that happen to come
from our enemies.  But this is not a technical competition.  We are
fighting to give users freedom, and our enemies are fighting to deny
users that same freedom.

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.

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