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@fsf I’ve been involved with computers/programming since the early 80s. Some of the BEST software comes from folks who are not only passionate about their work, they share it with others out of pride and desire for input/contribution from others to improve the product. Should you be paid for your work? Sure. That is, if the money is that important to you. Otherwise, fostering goodwill goes a long way toward developing trust, community and a solid customer base for paid software.

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I don't want Software freedom rights for the (western) military, the sharpest enemy of any peaceful world order. This is not about freedom, it's naive.
Freedom in capitalism always is the freedom of the capitalist to exploit workers. Let us just don't support the oppressors please.

@Sagredo @fsf

Not a freedom if not for all ;)
commies like equality right?

@iska

Have fun supporting freedom of the military and freedom of the oppressors. Congratulations, well done liberal humanity.

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@iska
@fsf

As long as there exists capitalism, the majority of people is not free and has no possibility to enforce human rights in any way. Yes, it is liberal to care about the oppressors more than the oppressed. It seems you mean by freedom the freedom of the oppressor to exploit other humans. This is liberal ideology in a nutshell.

@Sagredo @fsf

I reject ideology and prefer reality.
If you say that capitalism takes freedom, you should give reason how communism gives it back.

@iska
@fsf

Why? You are the only one here talking about communism. And you are the one advocating freedom rights of oppressors and the military. Coooool.

Btw rejecting any ideology is also one (and a very bad one, too), just saying ;)

@Sagredo @fsf

If you hate capitalism, what else would you want?

rejecting any ideology is also one

Elaborate.

@iska
@fsf

Sorry, but I don't think this conversation is about me or communism. It is about the fact that the fsf doesn't care about deliberate abusive usage of free software (e.g. by the military) in the name of freedom and I don't understand why.

@Sagredo @fsf

Free software doesn't, and never shall stop or discriminate against anyone.
If you have it, you can run, modify and share it however you want for any purpose.

@iska

Not a freedom if not for all ;) commies like equality right?

Commies want freedom for the workers, they’re not liberals. For that they obviously need to transition to the worker-centered system (communism) instead of the business owner-centered system (capitalism). Your argument is closer to that of the Open Source Initiative actually. “There needs to be freedom for developers too!” That obviously ignores the power dynamic between the user and the developer with the developer having way more power over the user if the developer uses the non-copyleft license. And that kinda defeats the purpose of user freedom now does it? But I digress.

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