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Re: elisp's cl package. Don't understand the notice about eval-when-comp


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: elisp's cl package. Don't understand the notice about eval-when-compile
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 21:20:26 +0300

> From: Xah Lee <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 23:30:37 -0700 (PDT)
> 
> I just want to note here that wild non-fact and philosophical elements
> are starting to flying in.
> 
> Richard Stallman, his use of “free” in his concept of Free Software
> and Free Software Foundation, is a abuse of English. I do not know he
> did this with the intent to ride the ambiguity for the marketing
> benefit of the catcher word “free”, or innocently due to the fuzziness
> of English. In any case, from the numerous talks and lectures he gave,
> it is apparent he is abusing the concept of freedom to gain
> supporters.
> 
> Please do not use the word “free” like he want you to. When referring
> to his philosophical stance of software and his foundation, please say
> perhaps put a quote such as: “Free Software” and “Free Software
> Foundation”, or FSF Software.
> 
> Don't say “non-free” to refer to commercial software that are disliked
> by FSF. Simply just say software, or commercial software if so, or non-
> FSF ideal software.

Don't listen to this ignorant hogwash.  FSF does not dislike
commercial software (in fact, FSF sells GNU software and books about
GNU software itself).  FSF dislikes _proprietary_ software, which is
entirely different.





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