Subject: Re: [ppc-mobo] Re: GNU License for Hardware
From: Kristofer Coward <kris@snow.utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 16:47:39 -0400 (EDT)

>     The rest is apps
>     (many of that being programs that do a job that no free software does
>     satisfactorily yet, and even accepted as a necessary evil by FSF.
> 
> The truth is more complex than that.  We don't accept non-free
> apps as a necessary evil, but we do accept that many GNU users
> want to run them.

I suppose I should have been clearer with the implicit "until a free
alternative can be written" in my statement of non-free applications as a
necessary evil.