@fsf The biggest issue is that people don't know why does this matter, because
even universities do not teach critical thinking towards software licencing. I
think that's the thing we really need to change. And some people don't even
know there are alternatives to consider, so if we just tell them there are
options some people will get interested, but most importantly we must teach
@fsf I hate to say this but that student RMS describes will not get the
attention RMS describes. The fight we have on our hands has roots in a much
bigger problem with the type of society we live in today. It's going to take
something bigger than what the FSF is attempting to do to change this. Our
enemy is formidable and martyrdom won't fix this.
@fsf I almost feel like a large part of this goal has already been achieved.
There's free software for just about anything.
Sure maybe it's not always the fastest or convenient solution, but usually it
is the "best" one. That may depend on who you ask, but a less convenient
freedom respecting application, is in my opinion better than a convenient
Let's just all, in one way or another, make the state of free software a
little better, and we'll get there.
A lot has happened recently in the Free Software community. During the
lockdown, my father had to take classes. He is not an expert on tech stuff, so
needed something easy. So I set up Jitsi Meet for him. It's working great so
far, even better than proprietary options. Students had no problems whatsoever
(which is rare in case of these remote things).
Some years ago this would be so difficult to do using Free Software. But now
it's possible. Thanks to FSF for holding on to the values. Happy birthday to