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Taking a Principled Position on Software Freedom

http://www.advogato.org

Those of us in the free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) community know the routine by now.

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Taking a Principled Position on Software Freedom

http://mako.cc

Benjamin Mako Hill argues that "a FLOSS program might be better or more reliable than proprietary software. Or it might be worse. [...] We can use empirical evidence to help bolster our arguments but we should be careful to not confuse these empirical claims with the principles themselves. They can, and sometimes will, be proven wrong."

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Advocating free software in the real world

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Recently, in this column, I spoke about how we can lose our free software choices if we don’t use them. Sticking with that choice is not always easy so how do we get others to make it, particularly in a world where the choice is often made for them. How can we advocate free software in a world where others don’t seem to care?

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