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Re: official Emacs Docker image

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: official Emacs Docker image
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:45:46 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:18:59 -0200 Filipe Silva <address@hidden> wrote: 

FS> Stefan, GNU/FSF is first a political/philosophical organisation before
FS> being a technical/software organization. The fact that they've managed to
FS> construct such an amazing piece of software, Emacs, is a miracle, but
FS> secondary to that primary characteristics.
FS> Mike Gerwitz, back to the topic, you've posted an issue on the github site,
FS> which is run with non-free software, and I'm pretty sure that it runs
FS> non-free javascript. The fact that you will be running "non-free"
FS> javascript seems a bit unescapeable, doesn't it?

This discrepancy between principles and reality is exactly what I was
referring to. It's not Mike Gerwitz specifically, but the reality is
that there is a vast majority of free software advocates that uses
websites without concern for the Javascript licenses. So the *FSF
principles* that are in reality not observed are blocking a vitally
important way for the *GNU Emacs project* (note they are not the same
organization, so Filipe's merging them somewhat inaccurately) to reach
users, because of a setup step invisible to those users.

Look, principled opposition taken to an extreme is self-defeating.
Imagine if vegans refused to *visit* vegetarians' houses and breathe
their air because they are not pure enough. Meanwhile the
slaughterhouses are running next door.


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