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Re: Privileges and practicalities [was: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Privileges and practicalities [was: Re: [ELPA] New package: repology.el]
Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 11:46:02 +0000

>Free software is a privilege, as it is.  It requires a lot of knowledge
>about computing praxis and culture, internet culture, legal stuff, and

How privilege? I don't see how is free software privilege. Not for me. It 
should be basic human right for users to have control of their data, and not to 
let other companies or individuals control my data.

Better said proprietary software is mischievous unfortunate degrading event of 
human history and we are working to the reverse it.

>It’s fundamental and inevitable and unavoidable for free software to
>interact and cooperate with non-free software, if such a goal is not
>limited to the use cases of some privileged hackers.  

We have fully free software that need not ever interact or cooperate with non 
free. So I don't know where you pull out that anti information. Just start with 
www.gnu.org to find software that never ever need to cooperate with proprietary 

>Most software,
>most of popular software is closed source.  

I did not count to say so. But what is popular it does not matter in GNU 
project, what matters is that we do have fully free software and operating 

>Most users of software
>_cannot_ avoid non-free software. 

Whoever is informed well and decides so themselves can switch to fully free 
software. People make decisions on their own.

GNU project is everything else but not ivory tower. Otherwise you would not be 
able to discuss here.

 What GNU project promotes is free software. GNU never says to its users to use 
exclusively free software and never condemns people for using proprietary 

I thus do not see where is problem.

Your statements are too general and I do not see how they relate.

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