Richard Stallman remains hypocritical liar?

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Apr 7 11:41:14 UTC 2014

On Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:29:52 +0200, David Demelier wrote:
> In short, RMS said on the OpenBSD mailing list that it's not a free 
> operating system because you can install non-free software (e.g adobe 
> flash).

So it would also be possible to say the same about FreeBSD
because the ports collection _can_ be used to install non-open
or non-free software because it contains components to do so.
On the other hand, the OS itself, if I understand things
correctly, does not contain such software. (Here again we
can state the difference between FreeBSD and OpenBSD which
have "the OS" as a unified complex of software which is
being maintained by a core team, and "everything else"
which is kept in the ports collection to be installed as
additional software usually _independently_ from the OS,
whereas GNU/Linux operating systems usually compose their
"base system" of selected packages at the distribution
designers' will.)

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