Subject: Re: Open letter to those who believe in a right to free software
From: Richard Stallman <>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 00:37:23 -0700 (MST)

    because you
    have made blanket denials of the applicability of economic analysis in
    the past.

I do not think I have.  I cannot remember what I said to you years
ago; my memory does not retain details that well.  But I do not think
economics is entirely invalid, so I would not have said so.

I think I probably I made some more specific criticism of economics in
regard to a specific issue, much as I am doing now, so that describing
it as a "blanket denial" gives people the wrong idea of what I said in
the past.