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Re: [PATCH] manual: Remove warning in the documentation of the abort function


On Oct 11, 2019, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva, le ven. 11 oct. 2019 21:24:36 -0300, a ecrit:
>> then it wouldn't be the case that one could change it to express any
>> idea whatsoever, or to serve any function one could conceive of.

> Which doesn't mean it backs free speech more than anything else

No, no, the argument is precisely that *because* it appears to back
anything the way you pointed out, it can be concluded that it actually
stands for freedom, free speech specifically.

Conversely, if it constrained speech in any way, that would be
noticeable in that you could point out what it is that it excluded.

You'll notice that the four freedoms even enable software to be used to
build censorship systems.  That doesn't mean the four freedoms are for
censorship, it just shows that respecting others' freedom sometimes
involves respect for things that you may find very objectionable.  Free
Software does encompass that notion.  It is quite disturbing and
worrying to find out that some Free Software supporters do not realize
that it does, or even reject that it does :-/

-- 
Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter  he/him   https://FSFLA.org/blogs/lxo
Be the change, be Free!        FSF VP & FSF Latin America board member
GNU Toolchain Engineer                        Free Software Evangelist
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