That's where the cash for things like my FSF-E Fellowship, EFF membership, Creative Commons membership, etc., come from, see?
These are worthy causes, but I would not encourage anyone to use non-free software even to get money to give to a worthy cause. However, the issue here isn't about what you use or what I use, it's about what GNOME should say to the world about proprietary software. The Planet is not "GNOME" and it is not an "advocacy" organ; it doesn't "advocate" anything, Maybe it wasn't set up specificy for the purpose of advocacy, but it is a major part of GNOME's face to the world. What it says has have a substantial effect on what people think GNOME is all about. This includes its implicit messages as well as explicit statements. The communication of a statement is not limited to what it formally states; the fact that it was made, and made in a certain place and time, implies other meanings. For instance, if you talk about something and make no criticisms, people take that to mean you have no strong disapproval of it. I don't know how often proprietary software is mentioned favorably there. If the problem happens at intervals of years, maybe very little response is needed. Maybe the GNOME Board should respond by posting a response when non-free software gets favorably mentioned. _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list