[ubuntu-us-ma] [Fwd: [FSF] Launching the Windows7sins Campaign - Join us Wednesday in Boston]

Danny Piccirillo danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 31 08:30:00 BST 2009

I wasn't able to make it in the end, but here's some video coverage. Looks
like the only people there were FSF members, about 20 of them. Sad.

On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 20:14, Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was actually replying to Mike R. (leftyfb) sorry Mike C. (drascus).
> I personally believe that social injustice is the right reason to be
> involved with Free Software and why the far reaching problems with
> non-free software do need to be explained.
> But the event as proposed smacks of sensationalism and I haven't yet
> seen anything positive to balance the negative. Closed source won't eat
> your babies, but it may impoverish them educationally, economically,
> socially and politically.
> Let me know whent he FSF office in _Boston_ has chosen a place/date for
> _their_ event. Not the world wide airy fairy details, but the real down
> to earth event happening in this city.
> Martin,
> On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 18:50 -0400, Drascus wrote:
> > Well software freedom day is no big mystery it's september 19th
> > http://softwarefreedomday.org/ . I am perhaps one of the few that think
> > proprietary software is a social injustice. It's hard to point out an
> > injustice without talking about why it is wrong. Some people see that as
> > being negative I see it as being informative. After all Windows, MacOS
> > and just about every other proprietary vendor has no problem with trying
> > to persuade people into believing that FOSS is bad. So why should we not
> > counter and point out why we are good and why they are doing wrong. I
> > understand the whole two wrongs don't make a right philosophy. But one
> > wrong with no rebuttal doesn't make right either. if you look where the
> > proprietary giants are taking things if they own the future a scary
> > future it will be. We need to maintain if nothing else a counter
> > balance.
> >
> > Mike C.
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