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About freedom, from the point of view of passions, Descartes wrote somewhere :
"La générosité est l'art d'engendrer la liberté de l'autre".
It is important to understand how free software are aiming to make everyone even more free.
In fact, there is some extremes situations coming either from licences or technical tradition (e.g. some geek way in obfuscating discussions) that make freedom somewhat tricky.