we love debian! we always have even though we've gone through many linuxes and bsds. when my son was 11, he went on a linux testing rampage, trying out about 70 of them. however, we've always had a partialness for debian because of its social contract.
i feel gnu/stallman/fsf etc to be very honorable! imho, bsd misses the point of ethics (though their intent is still good).
i'm very glad you are here dennis! i hope you'll post more about fsf. let me know too, because i'll be out there to support your efforts.
Since the book was so well researched and concise and precise about salt addictions and consequences, no one wanted to read it because then they might have to "give it up". My copy is 35 ears old or so, I guess it is out of print, which means that there will be falling-apart copies on e-bay for $50 or something like that.
I saw one at a thrift store a month or two ago for $1, I should have gotten it.