[ubuntu-uk] BBC News - Stallman

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Fri Jul 4 09:54:38 BST 2008

Quoting Bruce Beardall <bruce72 at gmail.com>:

> This is our greatest challenge. Articles and education about free software
> in publications such as Linux Format / Magazine / Journal are all well and
> good but they're largely preaching to the converted. What we need is to
> spread the word in the wider field. There are still far too many people who
> don't even know free (as in freedom) software exists nor that it's
> available.
> I think it's time we considered an ongoing campaign, something like an "Ask
> me about Linux" day. That's just something off the top of my head but maybe
> an advertising campaign where everyone, organisations and individuals alike
> can make contributions? I don't know if these are viable ideas but it
> strikes me that education is the key. If enough people start asking about
> it, even the monolith that is the BBC will have to take note.

Something like http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/ ?? :o)

It's sponsored by Canonical, Google, ZenOSS, the FSF, Linux Magazine  
and OLPC and is a global event that we can all use to promote F/LOSS.


Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk

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