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Month: October 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Re: [users] Re: In defense of TDE copy

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 12:08:09 -0700

On Monday 01 October 2018 11:41:25 J Leslie Turriff wrote:
> On 2018-10-01 13:06:56 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > Am Montag, 1. Oktober 2018 schrieb andre_debian@...:
> > > [...]
> > > Yes, but we are not numerous enough (in the consumer market),
> > > only 3%.
> >
> > If I recall correctly, then you only need 2% to change a politcal system
> > (but I need to dig into my papers for the correct quote).
> >
> > nik
> 	Maybe I'm wrong, but I didn't think that Linux is a political system.
> Leslie

Maybe not political by intention, but definitely political in its long-term 
effects. (See Richard Stallman for more on this; only be prepared to use his 
own terminology when discussing any subject, or suffer the consequences. He 
is right on the money, though, concerning the issues at stake.) 

What software you use is a political decision, whether you like it or not, in 
the same way that what food you eat, or what music you listen to (or don't) 
may be considered a "religious decision", even if you are not religious. 

The issue here is freedom; and "free" in free/libre software is in that sense, 
not "free" as in free beer.