3rd Fellowship Raffle to attract more Fellows
Alfred M. Szmidt
ams at gnu.org
Mon Mar 12 18:28:30 UTC 2007
> Well, like the webpages says: "FSFE wants to give to Fellows the
> opportunity to help the N800 become a full Free Software device."
Except the link doesn't work, and I'm still not sure this is good
enough. If I win, you're going to ship me some proprietary
Not to mention that it is recommending this device to others as a
supposedly free alternative; which it isn't. The sentence alone is
suspect, how does the FSFE know that a developer will get the device,
let alone be capable of writting the needed parts? This kind of
hacking isn't exactly the easiest; if it was then we wouldn't have
devices with non-free software on them.
How about instead of having a raffle, hire a programmer to actually
replace all the non-free bits instead of distributing non-free
software to Fellows? Seems like that would be a better way to spend
I don't think this is appropriate, or wise. Further, it makes me
want to not support FSF Europe.
I have to agree.
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