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Re: Matt Assay Tells the Truth

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: Matt Assay Tells the Truth
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 15:52:39 -0500
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Hyman Rosen wrote: [...]
Notice that the FSF does nothing at all to prevent software
developers from doing anything they wish, as long as they do
not involve themselves with GPLed code.

"Developer: But freedom comes with responsibilities. On one side
is freedom, and on the other is the rights of the people who
create the content–

Stallman: [getting agitated]: No, no, no, they have no right to subjugate others! Software developers have no right to take away
from other people the freedoms they are entitled to. And so
non-free software is completely unethical and should not exist at
all. That’s why I work on free software. We will give them the
free software so your non-free software will fail! [big laugh and
applause from crowd].

Developer: There’s a fundamental fallacy in what you’re saying. I
don’t have anything against you writing free software–

Stallman: But I have something against your writing non-free
software! [Big audience laugh] You subjugate other people! You
want to keep them divided and helpless."

Free at last! Free at last! Stallman has freed us from the surly
bonds of proprietary servitude! Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow us all the days of our lives -- and we shall gratefully
donate our dollars to the Free Software Foundation.

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