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From: Richard M. Stallman
Subject: www/philosophy motif.html
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:18:30 +0000

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Richard M. Stallman <rms>       10/02/18 21:18:30

Modified files:
        philosophy     : motif.html 

Log message:
        Delete one of the objections, because the Motif FAQ says an "open
        source operating system" needs only to have a mostly-free kernel.
        Rewrite to avoid "open source movement".

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/philosophy/motif.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.19&r2=1.20

Patches:
Index: motif.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/philosophy/motif.html,v
retrieving revision 1.19
retrieving revision 1.20
diff -u -b -r1.19 -r1.20
--- motif.html  4 Jul 2008 14:43:09 -0000       1.19
+++ motif.html  18 Feb 2010 21:18:25 -0000      1.20
@@ -46,29 +46,23 @@
 
   <li>The license is restricted to use on certain operating systems,
       those which fit a category they call &ldquo;open source&rdquo;.
-      Both the Free Software Movement and the Open Source Movement
+      Both the free software movement and the open source camp 
       consider use restrictions unacceptable.
   </li>
        
-  <li>Ironically, that restriction excludes nearly all the commercial
-      GNU/Linux distributions.  They typically include some non-free
-      software&mdash;an unfortunate policy&mdash;and hardly any of
-      them fits the criterion specified in the Motif license.
-  </li>
-
   <li>Their definition of the term &ldquo;open source&rdquo; is very
-      different from the one used by the Open Source Movement, thus
+      different from the one used by the open source camp, thus
       causing confusion.
   </li>
 </ul>
 <p>
-In the Free Software Movement, we disagree with the Open Source
-Movement about basic philosophy and values.  (For more explanation,
-see
+In the free software movement, we disagree with the philosophy and
+values of open source.  (For more explanation, see
 <a 
href="/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html">open-source-misses-the-point.html</a>.)
-Nonetheless we can't approve of confusing the public about what their
-basic criteria are.  The facts of the situation are complex enough;
-confusing the issue is not welcome.</p>
+But even though we do not support open source or advocate what it
+stands for, we think people should not misrepresent what it stands
+for.  The facts of the situation are complex enough; confusing the
+issue is not welcome.</p>
 
 </div>
 
@@ -93,7 +87,7 @@
 </p>
 
 <p>
-Copyright &copy; 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008 Free Software Foundation,
+Copyright &copy; 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2010 Free Software Foundation,
 Inc.,</p>
 <address>51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110, USA</address>
 <p>Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is
@@ -104,7 +98,7 @@
 <p>
 Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2008/07/04 14:43:09 $
+$Date: 2010/02/18 21:18:25 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>




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