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SubjectRe: [opensource] Re: Petition Against Official Endorsement ofBitKeeper by Linux Maintainers

On Tue, 05 Mar 2002 17:54:12 -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:

>Colin Walters wrote:

>>You apparently missed the fact that the the petition was not against the
>>*use* of proprietary software at all. In fact, we explicitly mentioned
>>that everyone is free to make that choice individually. What the
>>petition is against is the *advocacy* of the proprietary BitKeeper
>>software by the kernel maintainers.

>How do they have any business telling me what to advocate?

There is no difference between advocating something and advocating
advocating something. So if you ask how they have any business telling you
what to advocate, you ask how they have any business engaging in any advocacy
at all.

So what's your position? Do you believe that only you have the right to

>That doesn't sound like free speech nor free thought to me.

So when someone says something you don't agree with, that's not free speech?
If someone expresses a thought you don't agree with, that's not free thought?
Nobody is trying to compel you to do anything, they're just advocating what
they believe in and explaining the reasons why.


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