I am surprised by the ilk who claim GNU/Libre centric projects like Trisquel, FreeSlack, Ututo, Dragora, Parabola, Blag (please restart that cool distro) et al and attendant free software like Emacs does not respect their freedom to deploy proprietary software when they wish. Free software projects are the minority, non-free is the majority. For some of us, free software is important and we choose to pursue this. Those who choose otherwise, you have Windows, Apple, and so on. You don't have to use Libre software. Don't like Emacs? Want a proprietary version of Emacs? Go make it the proprietary dream text editor you want it to be. Decades ago Stallman had a dream of a free operating system and now I benefit from it. Stallman is not getting a massive paycheck for free software, unlike the proprietary counterparts. Stallman was clever enough to draw up the documentation and frame work for how free software can function--not for his benefit, but for all. He fights, not for himself, but the User. I understand there are people who disagree with his ideas, to you I say, 'kindly move along, there is nothing to see here.' For a while, free software is more convenient in some respects than non-free. However, non-free software proponents have deep pockets and are coming up with ways to make their work more convenient than free (at the moment). Stallman says between convenience and freedom, he picks the latter. So please, if proprietary floats your boat, knock yourself out. In schools, workplaces, and other environs, non-free operating systems and programs are the default so I already have more than enough proprietary software in my dietary intake. It is only now that free/Libre software is really a viable option. I am happy to first see, then use Free/Libre software that actually works, and now computers (and phones!) built around the idea of free hardware and software. I want this, but my choices are limited. If proprietary, dude, the choices never stop. So what's the freak out? Why do you deny a varied ecosystem of choice? What's it to you if some of us prefer freedom?