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can.axis

7 years 9 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago

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Yes we are, but slowly; it is necessary

Yes we are, but slowly; it is necessary to continue the free software movement but without politics...
e.g -- The new president Sarkozy was the worst candidate conceivable in France (1), the sole presidential candidate who had not committed to the defense of free software (Free Software, Free Society, you know...) Sarkozy election was a cruel disillusion for the french free software community. I wait to see what will happen in USA..

(1)
http://www.linux.com/articles/61571
http://www.fsf.org/news/stallman-royal.html

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kiba

7 years 9 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago

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It is impossible to have the Free

It is impossible to have the Free software movement without the politics. It is a political movement.

"Geeks like to think that they can ignore politics, you can leave politics alone, but politics won't leave you alone." -- RMS

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fredsambo

7 years 9 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago

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Nice quote from RMS!

Nice quote from RMS!

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spikeb

7 years 9 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago

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Free Software is inherently political.

Free Software is inherently political. The politics aren't going away unless the movement does, and we're NOT going to quiet down, no matter how many people bitch endlessly about the "fsf fanatics" or whatever they call us this week