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Re: PL support

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: PL support
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 01:14:17 -0400

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  > The opposite of impact is irrelevance. Do you want free software to be 
  > relevant?

Only if it is relevant in the right way.  We are bombarded with
pressure to make our work "relevant" by someone else's standards.

  > Who's going to use software that's inferior to alternatives?

What does "inferior" mean?  How do we judge superiority?

In the free software movement, we judge by freedom first; I think you
are judging by convenience first.  At least it looks that way.

Who's going to use [free] software that is inferior [in convenience]
to [nonfree] alternatives?  I will!  Free software activists will.
Because running the nonfree programs is out of the question.

A nonfree program is no program at all.  A free program is better
than no program.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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