"I received an email recently from a young man in Brazil who wanted me to come to his university and talk to the students and faculty about using Free Software. I am normally happy to advise universities to use Free Software, but usually this is done in conjunction with some large conference held at the university or some other venue. I just do not have the time to visit each and every school. But I did investigate the university of the student and found that Microsoft was indeed a sponsor of the University. In fact, the university had a large banner on the front page of their web site talking about Microsoft as a partner. It was the first time I saw a university advertising a commercial firm on their home page..."

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13 years 38 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago


Why schools should exclusively use free software

RMS: « ...There is no compatibility between education and proprietary software, not at the ethical level. The source code and the methods of Free Software are part of human knowledge. The mission of every school is to disseminate human knowledge. Proprietary software is not part of human knowledge. It's secret, restricted knowledge, which schools are not allowed to disseminate. Schools that recognise this exclude proprietary software from their grounds. And this is what every school should do. Not only to save money, which is an obvious advantage that will appeal immediately to many school administrators, but for ethical reasons as well... »

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13 years 38 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago


CNET's Latest Smear

CNET is spreading lies about Brazil and the talking points of Microsoft are then citing CNET for disinformation. It's like some kind of propaganda party (CNET). I will write about it soon. IDC does the same thing, with the help of ZDNet and CNET.

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