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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives,

From: Bryan Baldwin
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives,
Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 20:18:35 +1200
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You don't *asterisk* need to make a *asterisk* derivative work from nd sources. Just write an *asterisk* original work about it.

This is *asterisk* actually what the FSF and GNU ppl want you to do. They do *asterisk* not want to be the central source for all things free, either.

Just say it in your own *asterisk* words!

On 05/25/2015 05:18 PM, Aaron Wolf wrote:
And the ND clause helps this HOW?

I think ND is *hurting* our cause and *increasing* the misrepresentation
by discouraging some amount of positive derivative works that are
*aligned* with FSF values.

On 05/24/2015 10:15 PM, Will Hill wrote:
I suppose the easiest way to demonstrate the misrepresentation is to ask an IT 
person about the FSF.  If you can't remember your own surprise on first 
reading actual GNU and FSF material, you will probably be surprised by the 
average IT person's skewed perceptions.  They are likely to tell you some 
confused things about "Open Source", "freeware", "hobbiest", etc.  The 
general public is even less well informed.  The last thing you might hear is 
a clear understanding of the power non free software has over users and what 
it takes to undo that.   

This problem of misrepresentation is not unique to free software.  Rich and 
powerful people devote significant resources to confusing the public about 
all sorts of things.  

On Friday 22 May 2015, wrote:
will hill" easy to observe pattern of publishers missrepresenting GNU
and the FSF by all means at their disposal"



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