Rick, you miss one point: free software is about freedom, not price. Hackers insist on freedom even when it is inconvenient...

My mission today is to teach you to value these freedoms... Please, try to learn this philosophy. Free Software is a movement that one day you will rejoin ;)

Freedom is worth a sacrifice - (RMS)




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8 years 17 weeks 11 hours 32 min ago


Survey for Windows Users! Hope this helps!

Hi all!

The story has been promoted on FSdaily's homepage! This means that the free software community agree with its mission to teach you to value software freedoms...

Now, i'm really interested in organising a debate on these freedoms; please, consider each freedom as a question, and try to explain your point...


1) The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).

2) The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

3) The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).

4) The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.


Perhaps it would be nice to introduce yourself a a windows user to clarify the debate... Hope to See You on http://www.fsdaily.com/Community/Why_our_mission_is_to_teach_them_to_val...

You are all welcome!

@Rakhun: thanks ;)

@balzac, aboutblank, lozz and others: I am counting on you!

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8 years 16 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago


Users should value freedom 1

It is a misconception to believe that users have no use for freedom 1, the right to study and tinker with the program. I have addressed this particular misconception about freedom 1. http://www.fsdaily.com/users-should-value-freedom-1 .

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8 years 16 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago



Hi EdSF!

EdSF wrote:
> for the newbies, its really quite simple. Free, as in free beer.
> You'll see it in some comments here. Even those trying to push the
> whole "free" as in "freedom", and not "free beer". Hey I understand
> those that truly believe in it, but to say that people choose LAMP
> because it's freedom and not "free beer" is quite naive.

Free Software is an irreversible movement. That’s why you have to learn to value Software Freedoms, because you need them to be part of the Free world...

Please try to read "Free Software, Free Society", the selected essays of Richard M. Stallman: http://shop.fsf.org/product/free-software-free-society/

>>Introduction by Lawrence Lessig: « Every generation has its philosopher—a writer or an artist who captures the imagination of a time. Sometimes these philosophers are recognized as such; often it takes generations before the connection is made real. But recognized or not, a time gets marked by the people who speak its ideals, whether in the whisper of a poem, or the blast of a political movement. Our generation has a philosopher. He is not an artist, or a professional writer. He is a programmer. Richard Stallman... »

Hope this helps