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Re: lldb support

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: lldb support
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:47:18 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.1.50 (darwin)

>>>>> "PV" == Philippe Vaucher <address@hidden> writes:

VP> If people find the alternative better it should be intencive to improve
PV> the GNU packages... not to try to find ways of preventing them to use the
PV> alternative (which is the wrong answer in my honest opinion, it's a sort
PV> of vendor lockin).


PV> I don't think that promoting the GNU project should be more important than
VP> having Emacs support free software, especially for something most Emacs
VP> user would expect it to do.

I strongly agree. Inhibiting users' freedom to choose other *free* software,
because that other free software is not part of the GNU project, makes it
sound like the ubiquity of the GNU project, and not user freedom, is the goal.

I understand believing that "GNU everywhere" could increase freedom due to the
nature of the GPL, but now it starts to sound a lot more like "freedom to use
what the FSF thinks you should use", rather than real freedom -- especially
when the FSF's choices are less capable than other free alternatives.

John Wiegley                  GPG fingerprint = 4710 CF98 AF9B 327B B80F
http://newartisans.com                          60E1 46C4 BD1A 7AC1 4BA2

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