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[gNewSense-users] Re: (nonfree) blobwars family of games

From: Ben Finney
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: (nonfree) blobwars family of games
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 18:32:52 +1000
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Hans de Goede <address@hidden> writes:

> Notice that while replacing we've replaced them with content which
> matches Fedora's content guidelines and is not necessarily free as
> in free software

That's unfortunate. Thanks for letting us know.

> (in Fedora we do not demand that content licenses allow
> modification, an architect may not want to have the house he
> designed changed afterwards, a painter does not want his painting
> modified, etc.).

Those arguments are as valid for programs as for any other software;
i.e. not at all. A programmer, after all, "may not want to have the
program he wrote changed by the recipient afterwards". That doesn't
give any support to the idea that such a work belongs in a free
operating system.

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Ben Finney

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