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

Drascus enchantedvisionsband at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 1 02:23:48 BST 2009

well the FSF can't really advocate for any specific Distro more then
another. I think they leave the local advocacy and education to the
GLUGs/LUGs/and LoCo's which are better equiped to handle that sort of
thing. after all the FSF is international not just local. Besides most
of their money goes to Political/Legal Campaigns and Software
development, which is exactly where it should go for a social political
movement (in my opinion). They don't seem negative to me. In fact they
seem quite tame in comparison to some of the proprietary vendors hatred
toward us.

Mike C.  

On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 19:02 -0400, Martin Owens wrote:
> Mike C,
> Not crazy, just negative. Why have I never gotten a response from the
> FSF about Ubuntu activities? Why does the FSF never organise local
> educational or advocacy events?
> Which is sad, because I know plenty of people at the FSF are awesome
> guys.
> Martin,
> On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 16:18 -0400, Drascus wrote:
> > That is what I tend to see in my fellow FSF crowd as well Dan. But
> > people have been lead to believe that we are a bunch of radical crazies
> > who are confrontational. That belief has been spread even by other open
> > source and free software community members. It makes it very hard to do
> > advocacy when any one assumes what you are about to say will be crazy
> > and radical. hopefully your experiences and mine with them will help to
> > turn the tide on that belie. 
> > 
> > Mike C. 

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