[etoys-dev] Suggestion to add in the download page

Hilaire Fernandes hilaire.fernandes at edu.ge.ch
Tue Oct 27 13:28:03 EDT 2009

I agree, but many free software activists want to be able to view the
source code with a simple code text editor. This is what developer
without knowledge about Smalltalk ask me. Any way this is just an
option to view the source code and I don't see how it can hurt.


2009/10/27 Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>:
> On 27.10.2009, at 03:51, Hilaire Fernandes wrote:
>> 2009/10/26 Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>:
>>> It is wrong to write "These files can be edited from any text editor"
>>> because this does not affect the system except for breaking source
>>> browsing.
>> No, it is not wrong from the access to source code dude point of view.
> There is a huge difference between editing and viewing.
> To be considered Free Software you need to be able not only to study a
> program, but to be able to change its behavior. That's GNU's software
> freedom #1:
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html
> Editing the sources or changes file in any text editor does not change
> Etoys' behavior.
> - Bert -
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