"My University offers me my Microsoft Windows license" Worldwide Campaign

Bernhard Reiter reiter at fsfeurope.org
Tue Oct 20 10:40:19 UTC 2009

Matthias, Rui,

I know AFUL from the past as an organistation that honestly fights for 
software freedom. So far I have not read up about the details of the campaign 
in question, so I do not have an opinion on it - yet. They might be misslead 
or not. I do have an opinion on the style of communication, though:

Am Samstag, 26. September 2009 21:35:53 schrieb Matthias-Christian Ott:
> I think the title of your organisation is dishonest, because you
> violate your own statutes. I suggest to either change your title
> and statutes or to stop your campaign and to apologise to your
> members.

Am Sonntag, 27. September 2009 14:52:09 schrieb Rui Miguel Silva Seabra:
> If some Free Software advocates take it as they're taking it already,
> then you better be prepared for an austrich egg flying towards you at the
> speed of light.

Please retain some respect in communications. Even if you are angry and 
strongly disagree with the campaign, it is not helpful to be aggressive like 
this. You should better make a clear argument and explain why you believe it 
is a bad idea - so that others like me can understand it faster and then can 
help others to understand it better. 

ps.: Please keep fsfe-de@ out of the recipient lists for the topic until there 
is a very good reason. It is a German speaking list and while it is okay to 
occasionally post something relevant there, I do not think this full 
discussion belongs there.

FSFE -- Deputy Coordinator Germany                            (fsfeurope.org)
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