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Re: Question of Aiding and Abetting Proprietary (or non-free) Software i

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Question of Aiding and Abetting Proprietary (or non-free) Software in GNU projects
Date: Tue, 17 May 2022 16:35:13 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.2.0 (2022-02-12)

* Yasuaki Kudo <> [2022-05-17 16:27]:
> Hi Jean!
> So my original question of the seemingly different attitudes toward making it 
> clear and easy for people who want to run Free on Non-Free on (or with) 
> software remains, and I am excited to get more clarification!
> > You seem to have an opinion that community should talk about
> > proprietary software even if it is exclusively not about proprietary
> > software. Why do you have that urge to enforce a subject which is
> > clearly not the goal of the community?
> I think a little more nuanced description is in order.   So there are GNU 
> projects that do mention (talk about) proprietary systems such as Windows, 
> make it available on them, and so on, as we have seen in responses.
> Now, people from such projects that make the software available on 
> proprietary systems - are they "enforcing a subject which is not the goal of 
> the community?"
> Might it be the case that Guix community will happily discuss how to enable 
> the 'careless Linux' (if I may say so, instead of 'regular', for that with 
> proprietary BLOBs), so as long as there are periodic notices, enticing them 
> to find the Free alternatives?

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