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Re: tunefl and other web services

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: tunefl and other web services
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 10:11:09 -0300

On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Graham Percival
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 11:29:28AM +0200, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
>> Do we know about ?
>> Also, should we be mentioning commercial services like
>> on our website?
> Commercial services are ok, but non-Free software is not.  The GNU
> coding standards are quite clear on this:
> "A GNU program should not recommend, promote, or grant legitimacy
> to the use of any non-free program. Proprietary software is a
> social and ethical problem, and our aim is to put an end to that
> problem."
> This is a bit of a shame, since it's nice "advertising" to show
> how lilypond is used, but I didn't make up the rules, and it's
> entirely consistent with GNU's position.

neither scorio nor tunefl are considered non-free programs, so they
should be OK. FSF's beef is with restrictive licensing, since
licensing means you cannot freely copy the software ("share with your

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