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Re: Three cheers for Eli!

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: Three cheers for Eli!
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2018 19:05:27 +0200
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On 2018-06-04, at 17:49, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

>> From: Marcin Borkowski <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:30:09 +0200
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>>      Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, address@hidden
>> > 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.
> If yiu understand what Richard wrote in the article pointed to by
> Amin, then I don't see how it could confuse you.  the GNU project
> explicitly does NOT want its software to be labeled "open-source".

OK, I think I get it now.

GNU _is_ open-source (because it satisfies the definition), but doesn't
_like_ being called like that, since this gives false impression due to
terms like "open-source" being quite loaded.

That makes perfect sense, although I'm not sure whether I like it.  (I
mean it exactly as I have written, without any irony - I am really not


Marcin Borkowski

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