Re: The annoyances of proprietary Firefox extensions
Posted by: Anonymous
on December 20, 2008 03:37 AM
"People deserve to get compensated for their work, and should have the freedom to chose their business model."
Well, sort of. But if the business model is sneaky or underhanded, then it is certainly fair to complain about it. Saying that people should have "freedom to choose their business model" can be used to try to justify anything, ethical or unethical. You have to admit that some of these programs are less than forthright about what they do.
I think the main point was that Debian makes it very clear that everything in main is free, while the software in non-free does not meet DFSG criteria. Mozilla doesn't provide this same separation.