[okfn-discuss] Free Software tools for OKFN -- please contribute

stef s at ctrlc.hu
Wed Dec 4 14:51:44 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 11:27:41AM +0000, William Waites wrote:
> I don't think that this is about encouraging people to use Free
> Software -- even though I happen to think that is a good thing to
> encourage. It's about not requiring people to use proprietary software
> to participate in the OKF's activities and projects.
> It doesn't bother me if somebody else prefers a proprietary email
> program or text editor or voip client. I might think that their choice
> is misguided but that isn't the core of the problem. It bothers me
> when I cannot use a free one despite having made an ethical and moral
> choice long ago to use Free Software.
> As someone who has thought about this a lot and come to some reasoned
> conclusions about it, I don't think it is right that an organisation
> like the OKF asks me to make ethical and moral compromises in order to
> participate. Especially since the subject matter is so closely related
> to what the OKF does.

i hate to lower the snr with this one line, but: wisely spoken.

pgp: https://www.ctrlc.hu/~stef/stef.gpg
pgp fp: FD52 DABD 5224 7F9C 63C6  3C12 FC97 D29F CA05 57EF
otr fp: https://www.ctrlc.hu/~stef/otr.txt

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