They need to decide which is better, free software or non-free software. This response to a concerned email, aims to clear up some issues and misconceptions.

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Created by braydon 9 years 4 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 3 weeks ago
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9 years 4 weeks 12 hours 56 min ago


Yeh, but only if they understand

Yeh, but only if they understand the implications of free software. It is not easy getting people to understand why software should be free - that assumes that they even understand the meaning of free software.

I confess that it has taken me time to understand the rhetoric of free software, and it has taken me more time to understand why non-free is evil. After a few months of living in a mostly free software environment, I came to the conclusion that the user should have the right to be in complete control their own hardware. This is impossible to do with non-free software. Since the situation for us (free software activists) is still less than adequate, I have made the decision to be an activist for free software.

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9 years 4 weeks 12 hours 7 min ago


It too has also taken me a while

It too has also taken me a while to come to the decision. Something I've been thinking about over the past 8 months I've been using Gnu/Linux, and only since the last 3 or so months I've been using it as my full-time computer.