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Comment: Re:The more I hear about RMS... (Score 1) 1137

by BlakeStone (#12340882) Attached to: RMS Weighs in on BitKeeper Debacle
When did RMS say that you shouldn't support the developers of a program you like? When did he say that programmers don't deserve any monetary reward for their creative work? The issue is not whether you paid for the rights to use the program, but what you're allowed to do with the program; modify it, redistribute, etc.

People complain very loudly about how non-freely-redistributable software is the only way to actually make money, but nobody ever makes the obvious suggestion: if you like a program, donate to the developers! Nobody's stopping you. If the free(GNU sense) program didn't exist, presumably you would've paid for a similar program, so what's the matter?

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