[ubuntu-uk] BBC News - Stallman

Bruce Beardall bruce72 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 13:08:37 BST 2008

Well said, Lucy. You're right, of course, about it being up to us although
my concern is not just for public awareness but also being a loud enough
voice where legislation is concerned. Do we have a loud enough voice to
speak out about legislation (national or international) that may come into
being that rules free software out? The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
(see: http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/acta/ ) is a case in point.

And getting people interested in something they wouldn't normally care about
is a bit of a mission, I must admit

On 7/4/08, Lucy <lucybridges at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/07/2008, Bruce Beardall <bruce72 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I think Softwarefreedomday is great but I still think we need more and
> > something of a higher profile. Or am I just never satisfied? :-)
> I think all the ingredients are there to make softwarefreedomday what
> you described, but that it's up to us to make it higher profile.
> Personally, I'm hoping that we will be able to have a really good
> event organised in Manchester this year *fingers crossed*
> Actually, I was talking to someone last night about this subject and
> they argued that we are never going to get lots of people interested,
> because it's such a niche subject that most people simply don't care
> and/or don't have any interest in computing. I'm not sure if I agree
> or not, but I think trying to move people towards free software is
> still worth it, even if they don't know about the benefits.
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