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Richard Stallman on [GNOME] Code of Conduct and Foundation Membership

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Richard Stallman on proprietary software in free software arena .

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“Open Core” Is the New Shareware

http://ebb.org

Ultimately, “Open Core” is a glorified shareware situation. As a user, you get some subset of functionality, and may even get the four freedoms with regard to that subset. But, when you want the “good stuff”, you've got to take a proprietary license. And, this is true whether the Core is GPL'd or permissively licensed.

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Jeremy Allison Recommends Passing Mono Software to Basket of Proprietary Software

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Jeremy Allison from the Samba team argues that Mono and applications that depend on Mono should be put in "restricted" repositories

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What if buying a new car were like using nonfree software?

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What if buying a new car were like using nonfree software? While the following example may seem a little far-fetched, it is a pretty good analogy to understand the importance of user freedoms in software.

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Free on free > proprietary on free > free on proprietary > proprietary on proprietary

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Okay so I think we can all agree that proprietary software shouldn't be promoted by the FOSS community. It also seems to be acceptable to promote the use of free software applications on proprietary OSes. So why is there a problem with promoting the use of proprietary applications on free OSes?

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Free on free > proprietary on free > free on proprietary > proprietary on proprietary

Okay so I think we can all agree that proprietary software shouldn't be promoted by the FOSS community. It also seems to be acceptable to promote the use of free software applications on proprietary OSes. So why is there a problem with promoting the use of proprietary applications on free OSes?

Let's break it down. There are four combinations of apps and OSes:

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Denouncing vs. Advocating: In Defense of the Occasional Denouncement

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For the last decade, I've regularly seen complaints when we harder-core software freedom advocates spend some time criticizing proprietary software in addition to our normal work preserving, protecting and promoting software freedom.

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The Situation Now (2019)

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Sam opened his eyes to the sun shining in his window, birds chirping outside, and the smell of a fresh summer breeze. It was a glorious day, perfect for the launch of the campaign. Sam got himself ready, grabbed a bite to eat, and jumped on the bus on his way to his job at the Proprietary Software Foundation.

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Breaking the dependency on proprietary software: A call to nonprofits to refuse Microsoft Windows 7

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched the next stage of its "Windows 7 Sins" campaign at http://windows7sins.org, making the case against Microsoft and proprietary software by writing to 500 leaders of the most influential nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide, asking them to make the switch to freedom-respecting free software, and to help foster awareness of the ethical impor

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COSC dept hosts digital freedom talk - Christchurch, New Zealand - Tuesday, 13/10/2009

http://forums.e-democracy.org

Richard M. Stallman talk: «Christchurch, New Zealand - A1 Lecture Theatre (Arts block), University of Canterbury, Ilam. To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing.»

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Netgear trying to fool their users with "Open Source Router"

http://laforge.gnumonks.org

Two days ago, Netgear has announced the so-called "Open Source" WNR3500L router, together with an equally "Open Source" MyOpenRouter community.

The problem with this Open Source router is: It ships with binary-only kernel modules. Not only is this extremely Closed Source, but it also

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Are Schools Giving Students The Wrong Idea About Technology?

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Students being taught proprietary systems exclusively will come out of school knowing only those particular systems. Where’s the versatility there? Who exactly would that benefit?

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A Free Digital Society

http://www.fsf.org

RMS Speech: « To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing. »

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Windows 7 Sins

http://windows7sins.org

A new campaign by the FSF outlines the 7 sins of Windows: 1. Poisoning education, 2. Invading privacy, 3. Monopoly behavior, 4 Lock-in, 5. Abusing standards, 6. Enforcing Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), 7. Threatening user security.
The campaign advocates to use Free Software instead of windows.

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Launching the Windows7sins Campaign - Join us Wednesday in Boston

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"Hi everyone, This Wednesday, August 26 at 11am, the Free Software Foundation will be launching its Windows7sins.org public awareness campaign, drawing attention to the threats posed by the adoption of Microsoft's proprietary operating system.

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