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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] DSFG in perpetuity

From: bill-auger
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] DSFG in perpetuity
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:48:54 -0400
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yes i apologize for my poor choice of words there - that issue i raised
has nothing to do with commercial associations - in fact, the FSDG fully
allows for the distro itself to be a commercially operated entity - that
is, as i understand, essentially what ututo is - but, as far as i know,
the ututo parent company does not provide non-free software to it's
users, nether directly nor indirectly - please do correct me if i am
wrong about that

i attempted to back-paddle that about five minutes later - i do not to
intend cast any judgments myself - i like to think that i am just
shining a light in any grey areas that i stumble onto - let the
community decide how to interpret what is to be seen there

one could probably imagine RMS barking: "users looking for the free
source code for their system should not be directed to a server where
non-free software can be found for that same system" - of course, the
opinion depends on who you ask - some people are real sticklers about
that sort of thing

On 03/28/2018 01:30 AM, Jean Louis wrote:
> It appears to me that people working
> on that distribution are paid, and they may
> dedicate their time and efforts in making
> distribution free. 

you make a good point there - in theory that could be a very healthy
thing for the distro

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