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Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Talking about non-free software on the list

From: Quiliro Ordóñez
Subject: Re: [Fsuk-manchester] Talking about non-free software on the list
Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:18:49 -0500
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El 08/04/13 08:57, Bob Ham escribió:
> On 2013-03-21 19:10, Simon Ward wrote:
>> Bob Ham <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Suppose there are two pieces of software, A and B.  If A depends on B
>>> and B is non-free then A is not free.
>> Ish. As pointed out in another post, A itself could be considered to
>> be free. However, the dependency on non-free software presents a
>> problem. You cannot have a free system with that dependency.
> Precisely.  Here, I'm describing A as "not free" meaning its users
> have their freedom curtailed, as opposed to the licensing of A not
> allowing the four freedoms.  I specifically avoided describing A as
> "non-free".
> Perhaps a better phrasing would be "the users of A are not free".

How can a software be free (as in freedom) and the users not be free?

Saludos libres,

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