People who use and promote free software cite various reasons for their choice, but do those reasons tell the whole story? If, as a community, we want free software to continue to grow in popularity, especially in the mainstream, we should understand better the true reasons for choosing it—especially our own.

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Created by innerphaze 6 years 28 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 28 weeks ago
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6 years 28 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago



The article says that the practical value of software freedom can vary greatly depending on the software and the circumstances. No example cases are cited.

Software Freedom has a such a large practical value in so many cases that it is misleading to say that there is a great variance in its practical value.

The article suggests that there are "true reasons" for choosing to run Free Software, as if some people are fooling themselves with untrue reasons. I guess this is the kind of crazy stuff that the field of behavioural economics comes up with.

Freedom really is the reason why I use Free Software.