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gnustandards maintain.texi

From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: gnustandards maintain.texi
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:54:57 +0000

CVSROOT:        /sources/gnustandards
Module name:    gnustandards
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       13/02/13 12:54:57

Modified files:
        .              : maintain.texi 

Log message:
        (Ethical and Philosophical Consideration): Address Google+ problem.


Index: maintain.texi
RCS file: /sources/gnustandards/gnustandards/maintain.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.232
retrieving revision 1.233
diff -u -b -r1.232 -r1.233
--- maintain.texi       13 Feb 2013 12:47:37 -0000      1.232
+++ maintain.texi       13 Feb 2013 12:54:57 -0000      1.233
@@ -2290,6 +2290,18 @@
 serious about the need for free documentation, we must not contradict
 our position by recommending use of documentation that isn't free.
+Please don't host discussions about your package in a service that
+requires nonfree software.  For instance, Google+ ``communities''
+require running a nonfree Javascript program to post a message, so
+they can't be used in the Free World.  To host discussions there would
+be excluding people who live by free software principles.
+Of course, you can't order people not to use such services to talk
+with each other.  What you can do is not legitimize them, and use your
+influence to lead people away from them.  For instance, where you say
+where to have discussions related to the program, don't list such a
 Finally, new issues concerning the ethics of software freedom come up
 frequently.  We ask that GNU maintainers, at least on matters that
 pertain specifically to their package, stand with the rest of the GNU

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