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

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 04:41:27 BST 2009

There is room in their staff's approach to do both. How do they even
know what they are campaigning for? It's all fairly pie in sky until
their down on the ground installing these things on many machines for
*other people*.

The FSF as a charity might want to keep to global social and political
events. But the local people should be involved in local events, as for
distro, that's a poor excuse. The work we do is as much about promoting
the ideas of free and open source software as technology, I'd be happy
enough with a Debian or GnuDistro guy educating and being involved.

I think they're just the old guard, made irrelevant in a lot of contexts
just like the BLU. I'm reaching a conclusion that they're stuck in their
ways and have simply lost creativeness like any old charity organisation
that is distracted by the organisational work, away from the whole
reason for being in the first place.

Of course I may just be being overly critical because they snub the
Ubuntu group.


On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 21:23 -0400, Drascus wrote:
> 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.  

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