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Re: [zzdev] Re: :gbg: Flame: User-hostile ethic of the Linux comm unity
- To: joshuaa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [zzdev] Re: :gbg: Flame: User-hostile ethic of the Linux comm unity
- From: Richard Stallman <rms@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 09:50:13 -0600 (MDT)
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxx, zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <1E18203C3402B84882243054A7E7DC9301753D57@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (message from Joshua Allen on Sun, 15 Oct 2000 22:25:52 -0700)
- References: <1E18203C3402B84882243054A7E7DC9301753D57@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: rms@xxxxxxx
You clearly imply in your letter that "free" is a more
important consideration than "usable".
Definitely. What you call "usable" is really a matter of greater
or lesser convenience, and freedom is more important than convenience.
I want to make the GNU system more convenient, and we are making major
efforts for that goal. However, we make sure to keep the system free
while we do this. Software which tramples our freedom is out of the
question, regardless of how convenient it might be.