GNU License for Hardware

Angelo Schneider angelo.schneider at
Sun Oct 17 22:42:41 UTC 1999

Richard Stallman wrote:

> which is rare in the OSS movement.  In my experience, people who
> firmly reject non-free software do so at least partly based on the
> moral disapproval which is the basis of the Free Software movement.

That is a strange experiance. Why should anybody have moral reasons
not to use free software?

>       For example the US Civil war was not fought
>     over abolishing slavery, it was fought over whether states had the
>     right to leave the Union.
> That was the superficial issue, but really it was fought about
> slavery.

Sorry, Richard, thats wrong. The war is called seccesion war. 
The reasons are very economical. E.G. the rich industrialized north
fought against the poor agricultural south. Why? The south seperated.
Thwy would had have the possibility to increase prices on food and
etc. to get a fairer exchange for the ibdustrial products they recieved.

Nobody in the north was interested in slavery (excepted some
brave men who gave shelter and possibility to escape).

Nobody in the north was interested in the war either.

But Lincoln was very good in public relations, he convinced people
to fight for the slaves because he knew nobody would fight against the
seperation very long.

Well, to explain all the reasons, the political and economic
would need about 30 pages ...

I though you where an american and you knew that, are you not?


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