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Re: Gitlab Migration

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: Gitlab Migration
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 06:50:04 +0200
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Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:

> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>   > They communicate/share information via slack, discord, reddit, instagram
>   > etc.
> Those are online dis-services -- they treat users unjustly.
> Each of them requires users to run nonfree software to talk to it,
> even when the user is doing so through a web browser.
> Several of them have other unjust practices I know of;
> see stallman.org/slack.html, discord.html, instagram.html.
> To recommend that people use one of them would contradict our goal of
> computing that respects the user's freedom.  Thus, we can't recommend
> any of them.  Whatever practical "advantages" it might have, they
> could not make up for the moral contradiction it would cause.

? I didn't recommend to anyone to use those, nor did I spoke in their favor, I
just generally spoke about what some people prefer and I try to speculate why.

But yes, they are all there to exploit users in the very end, because users are
their product.

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