[Fsf-collab] Random thoughts...

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Fri Jul 6 22:30:00 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Jason Self wrote:
> The article "Avoiding Ruinous Compromises" [1] might be appropriate here.
> Perhaps the concern is that endorsing a distribution that
> distributes/recommends/whatever proprietary software makes it seem as if that's
> a legitimate activity? Especially if the FSF is officially recommending that
> people use it?

Would it really lead to a "ruinous" confluence of negative events if
the FSF were to recommend Debian main (even though contrib/non-free
continue to exist quite separately)?  Or have the indirect
consequences of the FSF's long-standing divisiveness against friends
been a far greater detriment to their real goals?

It seems like age and wisdom are finally starting to set in within the
orginization, and such divisiveness is lessening.  This, in my
opinion, is an amazingly mature statement:

Best wishes,

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