@[email protected] @fdroidorg @Tusky @tootapp a sad thing... many people had worked really hard to give us a freedom understanding inside the four principles to contaminate it with those political things

@astheroth Free software is inherently a political movement. If you removed politics from it, it would cease to exist. The four principles are a political statement.


@tootapp Nah, it's a technical principle. For that reason the definition of freedom on free software given by Stalmann is descriptive -presenting observations about the characteristics of someone or something- and not philosophical. It just quotes the requirements which should be accomplished by software to be considered *libre*. It doesn't imply any axiological matters or deontological things. The four freedoms are just the rules as any rule one could create on the normal set theory.

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@tootapp Moreover. What happens if we look a bit? Could one say that the bsd developers make any kind of political manifesto? Nope. Their license have more freedoms -or lesser restrictions- than the gpl. If the FSF would never be a thing, the BSD guys would reach the same freedom on software as we have today. The GPL is a legal weapon to preserve the freedom on the software no more, no less.

If you wish to fight the *alt right* go and vote on your country, or be politician, but for sure, the software is not the called one to change any election or making political campaings by default.

@astheroth There is absolutely nothing technical in those principles. They are 100% political. This is not a bad thing.

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