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Re: Richard Stallman should be reinstated to President of the FSF

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Richard Stallman should be reinstated to President of the FSF
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:31:43 +0300
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* J.B. Nicholson <> [2020-02-17 08:39]:
> Ruben Safir wrote:
> > Nobody but Stallman can do what he does, as a spokeman, and strategic
> > planner to protect end users from the abuses of non-free software.
> If that's true then everything RMS headed up is in deep trouble.

That is generalization, without any fact.

The fact about GNU is that GNU is successful and it may be seen in the
world. RMS is successful in promoting free software philosophy, with
very few helpers with him. Majority of contributors are technical. Yet
free software philosophy is fundamental.

> At some point everyone needs to be replaced if only because nobody
> lives forever.

Yes, but GNU is privately founded project, not public. 

> I don't agree with the above quoted claim. I think it's possible to
> find whom we need to keep the free software social movement going

You are welcome to guide free software social movement. GNU project
and free software social movement while related, they are separate

You are welcome to make seminars, speeches on free software.

> and I think it's important that more people speak publicly about
> software freedom as a value unto itself.

Yes, that is right.

You are free to promote free software any time you wish.


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