Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Jul 24 23:06:59 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 17:52 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
> > Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> >>
> >>>> Taking away legitimate rights, yes, that would be immoral. 
> >>>
> >>> Taking  away any right is immoral.
> >>>
> >> So you are saying that commercial, closed source, software is immoral. 
> >> So selling the software instead of giving it away is also immoral. For 
> >> one I can agree with you.
> > 
> > Selling something doesn't take away any rights.
> > 
> LOL - right, you don't have any rights when you buy software, except 
> what the seller gives you. So you don't have any rights that can be 
> taken away. On the other hand, you don't have any rights to GPL 
> software except what the GPL gives you. So it can not take any 
> rights away from you.
> I know - I am being terribly unfair, using the same rules for both 
> types of software.
I gather Mikkel, that this means that you have moved from the sidelines
of criticizing the pointlessness of this thread to participation.


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