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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 20:14:32 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.2.0 (2022-02-12)

* Yasuaki Kudo <> [2022-05-17 16:53]:
> So far, here is my own explanation of the apparent contradiction, based on 
> the comments from people who kindly participated in our discussion:
> - GNU Emacs runs on Windows, a proprietary system.  That's great
> - because it can be used as an opportunity to invite people to the
> - world of Free Software.

I do not see it that way. 

GNU Emacs runs on Windows as it is useful for Windows users. But would
it run exclusively on Windows, it would not be supported by GNU

> - Guix runs on Linux, the unabridged with all the proprietary bits
> - and pieces for the video card, wifi and all.  The same comment as
> - above... does not apply?  Because if it runs on unmodified Linux
> - and people choose to do so, it hurts the project of promoting Free
> - Software!

Guix runs on Linux-libre which is different kernel version than
mainsteram Linux kernel. 

Guix is project for fully free software distribution. That is purpose
of it. The purpose is not to run on proprietary systems or using
proprietary blobs. That is why in Guix community 


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