[Ubuntu-US-CA] Starting Out w/ Linux

seidos kdemarest at gmail.com
Sun Mar 13 20:54:53 UTC 2011

Hey Mark:

Great article.  I bought Stallman's book while i was at SCaLE.
Unfortunately, as great as the article is, it probably won't be very
effective out in the real world if it isn't a succinct sound bite.
Limitations of human memory and everything.

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Mark Garrow <scunizi at cox.net> wrote:

> > Best article by the FSF ever, I found this just yesterday:
> >
> > http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/practical.html
> >
> > Essentially, why should you be looking for better software if you are
> still in chains? Why should anyone postpone or altogether ignore their
> struggle for freedom in order to be more productive within the society that
> took away their freedom?
> >
> > I find the FSF philosophy articles are generally more succinct than I can
> be, so I often link people to them when they start in about the difference
> between free and gratis, and other common misunderstandings.
> >
> > --
> > Mark Holmquist
> > Student, Computer Science
> > University of Redlands
> > MarkTraceur at gmail.com
> >
> Sorry.. although Stallman is a very outspoken person, this article
> (although that's a relaxed term for what it is) really doesn't mean
> bupkiss to the masses.. they're going to wonder what those statements
> actually mean to them personally in every day (to day) uses of their
> computer.  It leaves a person wondering what is actually at stake with
> non-free software.  There's no answer to that in the link which I think
> would be paramount in understanding the philosophy.
> Mark Garrow
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with metta,

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