Subject: Re: improving project maintainership
From: Richard Stallman <>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 08:24:11 -0700 (MST)

    I don't either.  I have repeatedly requested of RMS that he stop
    saying that the Open Source Initiative is any less interested in
    freedom than RMS or his organization. does not present its cause as a matter of freedom.
We in the free software movement say that users deserve the right to
share and change software, that it is their freedom at stake.  The
open source movement does not say that, and indeed some of its leaders
have said they disagree with that position.

When I describe the disagreement between the two movements, that is
what I tell people.