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Re: [Libreboot] [coreboot] FSF transgender discrimination anyone? GNU pr
Re: [Libreboot] [coreboot] FSF transgender discrimination anyone? GNU project refuses to let go of libreboot
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 http://thebaffler.com/past/the_meme_hustler for
Evgeny Morozov's article on the same point.
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (internethalloffame.org)
Skype: No way! See stallman.org/skype.html.