I believe Stormy was quite clear and on point: It sounded to me as though she were arguing against the sort of "prior restraint" that you seem to be attempting to impose here.
I think GNOME activities should not grant legitimacy to non-free software. This is a minimal form of support for the cause of software users' freedom -- minimal in the sense that anything less would hardly be support. However, the implementational ideas you are attacking did not come from me. You're also stretching the term "censorship" and related terms to an area where it does not pertain. For an organization to stand by its values, and not say things which conflict with those values, is not censorship. My use of Final Cut is completely legitimate. I would not trade my freedom for convenience like that. However the issue here is not what you use, or what would I use; it is what GNOME should advocate. We're working for a world in which software users aren't asked to choose between freedom and convenience, and GNOME should support that goal, as well as being a collection of programs which help make it so. Thus, GNOME should not present a program as legitimate if it requires users to choose in that way. _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list