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Is It Ever a Good Thing to Use a Nonfree Program?

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on May 21, 2013 07:47 AM
It can be a good thing, "when the use of the nonfree software aims directly at putting an end to the use of that very same nonfree software."

In his latest article, Richard Stallman discusses the one instance in which using nonfree software is a good thing, and cautions us to "resist stretching [the exception] further [than its limits], lest it turn into an all-purpose excuse for any profitable activity with nonfree software."

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