I needed a good way to explain software freedom to people who have little to no computer experience (possibly parents or grandparents, kids, stay-at-home moms/dads, etc.), so I created the following blog post. Many of these people could benefit from free software, but aren’t going to learn about it through mainstream media. These people are usually easy to convert to Free Software, because they don’t already have blind opinions about the benefits of proprietary software. They also don’t resist with the “I don’t want to learn a new program” excuse, because they haven’t put much time into learning any software yet.

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Created by trombonechamp 15 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 15 years 41 weeks ago
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15 years 40 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago


Not a bad effort

Not sure it completely answers the problem though, it still makes heavy reference to computers and makes some assumptions that you know some of the terminology.

It's not an easy subject to write on, I wrote this one for Free Software Magazine some time ago. Not saying it's any better or worse just offering it to those looking for a beginner's guide..


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