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Re: [trinity-users] Where is my Star Trek? was Re: [trinity-users] [sort of OT] Trinity etc. are damaging Linux

From: Dexter Filmore <Dexter.Filmore@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:34:03 +0200
Am Tuesday 07 August 2012 04:26:05 schrieb Bryan Baldwin:
> On 08/07/2012 05:04 AM, Dexter Filmore wrote:
> > Do you mean by this you prefer poor free software over proper
> > proprietary?
> By this I mean retaining freedom over relinquishing it in exchange for
> the technological equivalent of rifles and blankets.

The metaphor eludes my grasp, sorry.

> This is a variation of the old and tired bit of husksterism, which

My standard translation sources do not even list that word or similar ones.

> goes, "If you object to nonfree X, then you would have gotten rid of
> nonfree Y." Which is rubbish.

Yes, quite obviously. Yet again I did not see anybody make such a claim. 
Quite frankly, I do not see your point or an answer to my question or where 
this is leading.

> Technological freedom movements are not about auditing the contents of
> peoples closets. 

Claim never made either. You keep pointing out things that are wildly 
outlandish and nobody had a point for or against or even loosely connected 
What is this?

> People who care about freedom might tell you why 
> nonfree is bad for you, but its not about telling users what to do.
> Its about examining the things developers are distributing to users,

Examining as an assessment instance?

> criticizing the nonfree things, and promoting and developing
> alternatives that support freedom.

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