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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free Software CD for Windows?

From: Gustavo C. M.
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free Software CD for Windows?
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 15:13:21 -0200

I don't know about the particularities of the English language, but what
varies there is not the DEFINITION of Freedom, but the ACCEPTANCE of
non-free stuff.
"Specifically, free software means users have the four essential
freedoms[1]: (0) to run the program, (1) to study and change the program
in source code form, (2) to redistribute exact copies, and (3) to
distribute modified versions."

This definition is pretty objective. What varies between GNU/Linux
distros is their concern about ethics and coherence within themselves.

Em Dom, 2012-12-02 às 11:18 +0200, Alexey Eromenko escreveu:
> The definition of Freedom changes from one distro to the next.
> Examples:
> Red Hat allows for non-free firmware, but no patented codecs (only WebM/OGG).
> Debian allows for patented-codecs (MP3/MPEG4) and cloud-dependent
> software (such as twitter-plugins), but only free firmware. Go figure.
> I have written a VERY interesting article "Why I consider
> cloud-dependent packages as non-free software ?"
> Will start a separate topic on it.

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