[ubuntu-us-ma] [Fwd: [FSF] Launching the Windows7sins Campaign - Join us Wednesday in Boston]
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Mon Aug 31 13:58:11 BST 2009
Yeah it's hard to get people to go to these types of events. The only
people that would show up are people who truly believe that non-free
software is wrong and a social injustice. There are not a whole lot of
people who believe that so it's not that surprising. But at least it was
in a visible place with a lot of people walking by. The Campaign has
gotten some media attention which is good.
On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 03:30 -0400, Danny Piccirillo wrote:
> 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.
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 20:14, Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com>
> I was actually replying to Mike R. (leftyfb) sorry Mike C.
> I personally believe that social injustice is the right reason
> to be
> involved with Free Software and why the far reaching problems
> 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,
> 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.
> On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 18:50 -0400, Drascus wrote:
> > Well software freedom day is no big mystery it's september
> > 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
> > balance.
> > Mike C.
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