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Re: Loading a package applies automatically to future sessions?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Loading a package applies automatically to future sessions?
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:12:11 -0500

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>    This kind of stuff doesn't encourage any openness

Our goal is freedom for all users of software -- much more than

We release programs under a copyleft license such as the GNU GPL in
order to defend freedom for all users.  We ask for copyright
assignments so we can enforce the GPL better in court.  It's all part
of a careful plan for achieving freedom.

See https://gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.html for more explanation,
and https://gnu.org/licenses/why-assign.html.

Our goal is not "openness" -- we don't use that word.  We campaign for
users' freedom, specifically to control the software they use.

See https://gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
for more explanation of the difference between free software and open
source.  See also https://thebaffler.com/salvos/the-meme-hustler for
Evgeny Morozov's article on the same point.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)
Skype: No way! See https://stallman.org/skype.html.

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