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[News] FSF Critic and FSF Join in Cause for Freedom

  • Subject: [News] FSF Critic and FSF Join in Cause for Freedom
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2010 16:48:53 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Being Free - why it matters

,----[ Quote ]
| So pragmatism vs idealism is wrong. You 
| need pragmatism if you want your ideal 
| world, and by only idealism you get - 
| fairly litte. And the FSF has done plenty 
| of pragmatic things, which is why they 
| made a huge difference. The reason I 
| mentioned them is that lately, some 
| actions seem a bit too extreme to me... 
| But there are ppl out there in 'our world' 
| who are FAR more extreme, and hindering 
| FOSS adoption that way. Either by opposing 
| things, stopping others who're doing 
| great, or just being negative and thus 
| giving a bad impression to the outside 
| world.


FSF: Working Together For Free Software


I use Windows... how can I move to free software?  

,----[ Quote ]
| You can install free software applications 
| on your Windows machine and use them 
| instead of proprietary software from 
| Microsoft and others. 



New Ground on Terminology Debate?

,----[ Quote ]
| Furthermore, I try to have faith in our
| community's intelligence. Regardless of how
| people get drawn into FLOSS: be it from the
| moral software freedom arguments or the
| technical-advantage-only open source ones, I
| don't think people stop listening
| immediately upon their arrival in our
| community. I know this even from my own
| adoption of software freedom: I came for the
| Free as in Price, but I stayed for the Free
| as in Freedom. It's only because I couldn't
| afford a SCO Unix license in 1992 that I
| installed GNU/Linux. But, I learned within
| just a year why the software freedom was
| what mattered most.
| Surely, others have a similar introduction
| to the community: either drawn in by zero-
| cost availability or the technical benefits
| first, but still very interested to learn
| about software freedom. My goal is to reach
| those who have arrived in the community. I
| therefore try to speak almost constantly
| about software freedom, why it's a moral
| issue, and why I work every day to help
| either reduce the amount of proprietary
| software, or increase the amount of Free
| Software in the world. My hope is that newer
| community members will hear my arguments,
| see my actions, and be convinced that a
| moral and ethical commitment to software
| freedom is the long lasting principle worth
| undertaking. In essence, I seek to lead by
| example as much as possible.

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