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Re: [Libreboot] [coreboot] FSF transgender discrimination anyone? GNU pr

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] [coreboot] FSF transgender discrimination anyone? GNU project refuses to let go of libreboot
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:43:32 -0400

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I'd like to remind people that the Free Software Foundation is not a
supporter of "open source".  I launched the free software movement in
1983.  We campaign for free (libre) software: software that respects
the freedom of those who use it.  Our principle is that a nonfree
program does injustice to its users, and our aim is to replace all
nonfree software with free software.

"Open source" was launched as a reaction against the free software
movement in 1998 by people who liked our free programs but rejected
our principles.  For them, it is a matter of convenience, not a matter
of right and wrong.

Those open source supporters have a right to their views, but the FSF
and I continue to campaign for free software, NOT for open source.

for more explanation of the difference between free software and open
source.  See also for
Evgeny Morozov's article on the same point.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (,
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