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[Discuss] Why use Linux?

More precisely, RMS says that he makes no distinction between users and
developers, because developers are also users. He argues that limiting
freedom to only a subset of users is divisive and antithetical to the
concept of freedom.

Freedom only for developers is kind of like a democracy where only wealthy
landowners are allowed to vote.

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Richard Pieri <richard.pieri at>wrote:

> MBR wrote:
>> that anyway.  But if she reads and understands those articles, she'll be
>> much better prepared to answer questions and carry on knowledgeable
>> conversations with people who might approach her after her talk.
> Just remember that the article in question, like the FSF itself, is rather
> one-sided. When RMS says "Free Software" he means free for users.
> Developers have few freedoms and many requirements under the FSF's
> definition of freedom. It's a big reason why Apache-style licensing has
> been outpacing GPL licensing.
> --
> Rich P.
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