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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Request for Endorsement for ConnochaetOS

From: Quiliro Ordóñez
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Request for Endorsement for ConnochaetOS
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:25:38 -0500
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Congratulations! I think that it is a great effort and that you are on the path to being a unique libre distro.

BTW: I recently had a discussion on this one with some people from the
Free Software Foundation Europe, the FSF's sister organization in
Europe. Many people at the FSFE have a different point of view on this.

They prefer the term "free software" as well, but they believe that
"open source" and "free software" is the same and they don't think that
both "free software" and "open source" community have different goals.
So "free software" and "open source" are considered as the same
community at the FSFE. You see, the view on this topic is not
homogeneous in the Free Software Community itself.

Please consider that for the free software movement these are very different points of view. If someone told you the movements search the same goals, then they support the open source ideas and not ours. It is respectable but it is not our point of view.

For the free software movement, the goal is freedom. Technical quality is a desireable side effect. For the open source people, it is the other way around. Hardly, the objectives merge. Possibly the tools do but results are different. They are as similar as the pot and the weapon industries. Both search different objectives using steel. But they use different strategies to achieve different goals.
Quiliro Ordóñez
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"No se puede sacrificar la libertad por ningún bien, por ninguna promesa de pan o de paz o de justicia, porque ese pan tendría amargura de veneno, esa paz sería de muerte, y esa justicia no sería justicia humana ni tendría sentido." Alfredo Pérez Guerrero

"Não se pode sacrificar a liberdade por nenhum bem, por nenhuma promessa de pan ou de paz ou de justiça, porque esse pan teria amargura de veneno, essa paz seria de morte, e essa justiça não seria justiça humana nem faria sentido." Alfredo Pérez Guerrero

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