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Re: Have you all gone crazy? Was: On being web-friendly and why info mus

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Have you all gone crazy? Was: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:57:34 -0500

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  > It is unclear what you object to. Is it:

  > 1) Using a service like Google etc to find documentation.

  > 2) Using internet as a communication channel to a (search) server set
  > up and controlled by FSF to find documentation?

#2 is bad because it makes people need a net connection.  Anything
that makes people need a net connection for their own computing is

#2 makes them dependent on the FSF, which is also bad.

#1 is similar; the only real difference is that it makes people
dependent on Google instead of the FSF.  Google is worse in practice,
but in principle this dependence is bad no matter who people are
dependent on.

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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