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Re: Three cheers for Eli!

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Three cheers for Eli!
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:30:09 +0200
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On 2018-06-04, at 07:09, Amin Bandali <address@hidden> wrote:

> Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden> writes:
>> Out of curiosity: why aren't GNU projects open-source?  I know RMS
>> dislikes the term, but the source of GNU projects is available on the
>> Internet, so technically they should count, no?
> GNU projects are licensed under the GPL.  Though GPL is an "OSI
> approved" license, and so technically an "open source" license,
> calling it that comes way short of conveying what it stands for.
> Instead of attempting to explain it myself, I'll refer you to
> this [0] article by RMS, called Why Open Source misses the point
> of Free Software, which explains it much better than I could.

I understand that, but Eli said

> There's no doubt open-source projects do
> exist, it's just that GNU projects are not among them.

I thought that GNU projects are rather in the intersection of "free
software" (in FSF sense) and open-source.  That sentence confuses me.


Marcin Borkowski

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