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Re: Links to javascript-based websites from orgmode.org: Paypal and Gith

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: Links to javascript-based websites from orgmode.org: Paypal and Github
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 13:34:15 +1000
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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. ]]]
> However, if the web pages for a GNU package were to suggest people buy
> train tickets via internet, that would creste a moral conflict:
> promoting, in a GNU web site, the very practices that the GNU Project
> aims to put an end to.
> This is what we have rules about.  Not rules about whether you or
> anyone can run a nonfree program.  But rules, yes, against publicly
> legitimizing, or steering people toward using, nonfree programs, in
> direct connection with the GNU Project.
> You can say whatever you like if you do it in another context with no
> visible relation to GNU.  The point is that you shouldn't give the
> wrong idea of where the GNU Project stands on this issue.


you still have not responded to my question and what was the main point
which started this thread.

How can it be that on one hand, projects are told they cannot have a
link to a means to make a donation which uses non-free software (such as
paypal), but the FSF has exactly that sort of link to obtain donations
for the FSF. Is this not hypocritical? 

As far as I see it, if having a link to paypal for donations is OK for
the FSF, then it is OK for a GNU project (provided the project also
includes wording to the effect we would prefer people use other methods
AND we provide another method, basically do the same as the FSF)


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