"...The main obstacle to the triumph of software freedom is social inertia [...] Social inertia consists of people giving in to social inertia. When you give in to social inertia, you become part of it; when you resist it, you reduce it. We conquer inertia by identifying it, and resolving not to be part of it. [...] To change this, we need to talk about free software and freedom — not merely practical benefits such as cited by open source. Thus we can build our community's strength and resolve to overcome social inertia.

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Created by can.axis 9 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 40 weeks ago
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9 years 38 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago


This week I have truly realized

This week I have truly realized the depth I have been and am still on non-free software, even despite running nearly 100% percent free software on my own computer, that doesn't include the web apps I use online. It takes work to avoid non-free software. Can we avoid using Google search? I'd rather not spend energy thinking about avoiding things... and spend it on positive movements. :) I guess it's takes a bit of both to do anything. Being free isn't easy.