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Re: Free Software Logo -> Where does FSF go?

From: Yuchen Pei
Subject: Re: Free Software Logo -> Where does FSF go?
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 11:35:21 +0100
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   I thought the point of trademarking the gnu head has more to do with
   protecting the reputation of the project / movement, than enforcing
   "IP" or taking away people's freedom. Same reasoning with using
   CC-BY-ND rather than CC-BY-SA for writings with opinions.

   On Fri, Oct 30, 2020, at 10:14 AM, al3xu5 / dotcommon wrote:

   Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:26:17 -0700 - Aaron Wolf <[1]>:

   > [...] The FSF is not opposed

   > to legal enforcement of trademarks and copyrights (copylefts in this

   > case).

   Sorry but I am very amazed to hear this statement.

   I believed that the ethical spirit that originated GNU and GPL

   and that is the basis of the FSF, was exactly that of opposing

   copyrights and patents.

   I believed that the primary objective of the FSF and copyleft should be

   the social level, at the service of the freedom of persons, of the

   community, of justice and equality; and not on the technical, legal or

   economic one.

   I have been an FSF member for many years. Perhaps the FSF has been

   changing for some time. Or maybe I'm the one who doesn't understand.

   I never understood.

   However, if things are really like this (and it seems to me more and

   that they are or that they are becoming) I don't think I will renew my

   membership beyond that.

   But I really hope the FSF makes it clear that this is not the case, in

   words and above all in deeds.




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