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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Just a Minute

From: Alex Hudson
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Just a Minute
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 16:47:30 +0100
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On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 04:31:41PM +0100, Martin Coxall wrote:
> > AFFS is pro-Free Software. That's the 'big' goal, the advancement of Free
> > Software.
> An utterly meaningless phrase.

For values of meaningless equal to grand, wide, general, etc. perhaps. 

If you mean "without meaning", then you are wrong.

> I also disagree with you. I don't think it's what the AFFS should be
> about.

"Association For Free Software". I'm intrigued as to what you thought it
should be about.

> There are more important things than free software, as Richard
> Stallman says. And I agree with him.

Of course there are; the current conflict in the Middle East is a
shining example.

In the context of AFFS, though, there isn't. It exists to promote Free
Software. For the committee to do otherwise would be to cheat the 

> You really should have been there on Saturday, then maybe we could have
> had this discussion properly.

Well, I'm usually available in London if people want to talk to me. I'm
also available off-list. But I don't think this is an on-topic
discussion for address@hidden, unless I've misinterpreted you?



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