On Tue, Jan 09, 2018 at 12:51:16PM -0500, Ilya Shlyakhter wrote: > But don't you want users to choose free software consciously, having > considered your arguments that non-free software is "unethical and > immoral", and actively agreed with them? If users end up using free > software simply by happenstance, because you prevented them from > finding non-free software, then they haven't really accepted your > arguments. How does that constitute the spread of FSF ideas? An idea > is accepted when alternative ideas have been seriously considered and > consciously rejected, not when alternative ideas were prevented from > being explored. > > So the value of mentioning non-free software, along with a pointer to > the reasons not to use it, is to ensure that any decision to use free > software is made deliberately and consciously, after genuine > acceptance of FSF ideas.
Even though I sympathise with your ideas, there is a practical value in being economical with words. Documentation needs to be concise and to the point, as a new user I often feel overwhelmed; not sure docs are the best venue for such matter -F _______________________________________________ gnu-misc-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-misc-discuss