Thanks to Lefty for tweeting about the discussion of whether Proprietary Software should be talked about on Planet Gnome. Lefty’s article is here, the thread about the issue is here, and a poll initiated by Lefty is here.
There’s several points that I think need consideration:
1) Do we want censorship?
2) Is this censorship (there’s nothing blocking these people from posting about proprietary software elsewhere).
3) Does talking about Proprietary Software advance a Free Software project?
4) How do you define Free Software?
Note that I didn’t mention ‘Open Source’, while I believe that the term is an oxymoron, you may think differently, in which case replace Free Software above with Open Source Software. Some of you may find that this doesn’t change your answers, others may find differently.
Oh, and the links in Lefty’s original article were bad – I’ve tweeted him, and they may be fixed by now.