3rd Fellowship Raffle to attract more Fellows

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at gnu.org
Wed Mar 14 00:53:09 UTC 2007

   * Lobbying for mandated free software in government-procured
   * Boycotting every company which distributes hardware containing
     proprietary software?
   * Refusing to use any hardware containing nonfree software?
   * Raising funds to pay Free Software developers to work on
     reverse-engineering devices?
   * Raising funds to buy hundreds of nonfree gadgets for study by
     Free developers?
   * Creating a startup on the basis of a revolutionary idea: a
     totally Free GSM phone or PDA?

All excellent ideas that do not involve distributing non-free
software.  The FSFE could also employ (not just gather funds) someone
to write a free replacement, or presure companies like Nokia into
releasing specifications, and other details that are needed to write
these things.  It works quite well for other projects.

It seems that the FSFE, including many free software proponents lack
balls in these matters, and opt to do the wrong things, in this case:
recommending and distributing non-free software to people.  And
really, why are people here condoning this behaviour and trying to
justify it?

I can understand that someone made a honest mistake, but from the
looks people in the FSFE are trying to justify that they have the
responsiblity into make non-free software more accesible to people!

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