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Re: why is non-free software immoral?

From: Zen Lunatic
Subject: Re: why is non-free software immoral?
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 12:24:55 -0400

> No class is needed to know why removing freedom is immoral. You have a
> very serious problem if you don't instinctively know that.

Well if removing someones freedom is to my benefit why shouldn't I
partake in it?

> The only other commonly acceptable (and even that is debatable) form of
> removing freedom is when criminals are sentenced to jail, that is, as a
> punishment for doing something very bad.

What about not being free to kill someone, rape someone, speed, steal
a car, etc...?

> Enjoying the freedom to help your neighbour by giving him a copy of
> something should not be discouraged nor punished.

Well can't your neighbor just go buy a copy for himself just like you
did? I mean where is the real issue with this?

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