Author: Didier Kryn Date: To: dng Subject: Re: [DNG] I have a question about libsystemd0 in devuan ascii,
Le 21/06/2017 à 08:32, Bruce Perens a écrit : > It's because the community that GNOME is serving is /not you. /And it
> is very, very important for Free Software to serve a community that is
> not like us!
With all due respect, I think there is a confusion here about the
word "free" in "free software".
I agree with your first sentence only: they aren't working for us.
But I don't think it is important for Free Software. It is important for
their future customers, but not for Free Software because it is not Free
Software: it's Gratuitous Software - Gratuitous for now.
If I understand correctly, what Gnome people are doing is to try to
take the market share of Apple and Microsoft with a gratuitous (and
supposedly higher quality) product. "Gratuitous" but not "libre", far
from being "libre", as it is becoming more and more clear.
You support this mission they gave to themselve, and this is
absolutely respectable. But their software is not designed for a free OS
like Devuan. It has SystemD at its heart; it is not intended to work
without it, otherwise they would provide themeselve sans-systemd
By trying to adapt Gnome to Devuan wouldn't you betray not only
Devuan, but primarily Gnome?
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