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Do Linux Users Care About Freedom?

Mar 05, 2008, 01:00 (5 Talkback[s])

"Over at the TuxToday blog, there's a post about Linux users not caring about freedom--because they'd rather just use Adobe's Flash plugin in lieu of Free Software like Gnash. Or they think Richard Stallman and the FSF are morons who are hurting the Open Source movement.

"I'm torn by this argument, because I can see both sides of this. On one hand, it is true that fewer Linux and FLOSS users today care about the 'free' in Free Software, and I lament this occurrence. On the other hand, however, I would be remiss not to point out that, at times, the FSF and Richard Stallman can be their own worst enemies. Note, however, that I am in full agreement with the stated goals of the FSF..."

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