convenience vs. freedom

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RMS to talk computing freedom at U or why “open source” misses the point of Free Software

http://www.mndaily.com

"Stallman makes a clear distinction between the free software and open source movements. The free software movement is based on values of freedom and social solidarity, he said, while the open source movement is thinking about practical benefits only, and forgets what’s most important..."

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Why “Open Source” misses the point of Free Software (last updated $Date: 2008/10/07 06:48:57 $)

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RMS: «When we call software “free,” we mean that it respects the users' essential freedoms: the freedom to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or without changes [...] As the advocates of open source draw new users into our community, we free software activists have to work even more to bring the issue of freedom to those new users' attention.

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Emacs World Domination for the Wrong Reasons

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RMS: « ...I am sure it IS effective for convincing people to use [Emacs] when that is more convenient. I want to convince people to insist on freedom even when it is inconvenient..." »

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Free Software, Free Society: convenience vs freedom (was "My disagreement with Richard Stallman")

http://www.geekzone.co.nz

– ## Why I agree with RMS on convenience vs. freedom: --
* RMS: «We cater to them (people who don't care about software freedom) to the extent it doesn't interfere with more important goals, such as establishing a free society.»

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