[cvsnt] Free Software philosophy and CVSNT.

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Thu Sep 3 00:45:53 BST 2009

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I regularly catch up on the philosophy documents over at GNU.ORG, however just yesterday I found they had updated their 'free speech not free beer' statement with a new link:

"Since free software is not a matter of price, a low price isn't more free, or closer to free."

"Freedom is the issue, the whole issue, and the only issue."

"Thus, if we want to increase the number of users in the long run, we should above all develop more free software.
The most direct way to do this is by writing needed free software or manuals yourself. But if you do distribution rather than writing, the best way you can help is by raising funds for others to write them."

If you earn a wage and as a part of your wage earning activity you use CVSNT: please alert your management to the benefits that using CVSNT has brought you and advise them to support the project by purchasing CVS Suite (CVSNT) for £85 / €96 / $121, or CM Suite (EVS) with support for SVN and CVS clients for  £255 / €289 / $362 - annual support and software maintenance is also available.

With the forthcoming release of CVSNT 2.5.05 Tony and I are looking again at the best way to communicate the value of Free Software and the importance of funding the development to people using CVSNT.  We will release a RC soon.  One of our many ideas is this one:


Arthur Barrett

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