[pp.int.general] free software video streaming

Richard Stallman rms at gnu.org
Tue Feb 19 00:56:30 CET 2013

    1. you yourself wont be required to use nonfree software

In pratice, that is automatic, since the only
software I use is in my computer and it is free.

    2. you wont have to require anybody to use nonfree software
    3. the organizer wont require anybody to use nonfree software
    4. the organizers only use services (for your speech) that
    wont require anybody to use nonfree software

That's correct.  However, it goes a little further: I don't want them
to pressure, lead or ask anybody to run nonfree software, in
connection with my speech.

Asking the _public_ to use nonfree software would convey a message
that contradicts what I say to the public about it.

    So if we add one shackle to the chain, the organisers can
    (in regards to your speech) only use services that themselves
    only use services that wont require anybody to use nonfree.
    (yes i know that is not what you said, but it would logically
    be the next step)

Anyway, this is not a chain, it is a set of ethical rules
that my principles require me to follow.  I hope that you too
have a conscience and that it sometimes requires you not to
do things in certain ways.

As for this "next step", I can't even figure out what it means, Maybe
you think it is the "logical next step", but I might not agree,

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call

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