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

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 12:53:05 BST 2009

And yet, as strong as Richard's own determination and iron will. Do I
believe that the FSF are the organisation spreading Free Software?


Anyway I'm sure you saw my recent blog post about "Mostly Free


I'll end with "Freedom in the abstract that applies to no one, is not
freedom at all"


On Tue, 2009-09-01 at 00:58 -0400, Drascus wrote:
> I understand what your saying. They are the old guard but in a lot of
> ways we need the old guard. We need to have people saying "it's not
> enough to use mostly Free Software you must use all Free Software." It
> gives us something to strive toward. I woulnd't mind if they did
> educational events and Gnewsense installfests and all that. I know that
> Mako was fairly active in the ubuntu LoCo for a bit and he is an FSF
> board member. The thing is though I also beyond this conversation
> haven't seen the community crying out for it. I am sure that if we the
> associate members all said hey do some more public education and
> advocacy they would put a campaign together and do it. but no one has
> said that or asked for it. Or at least not to my knowledge. I can't
> really see what they would say beyond what the user groups already say.
> I have seen them sponsor things now and then I am sure there members are
> active in the local community to the best of their abilities. So I don't
> know how much more we can ask of them. Ask not what the FSF has done for
> you Ask what you have you done for the FSF to be corny about it.
> Mike C. 

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