Re: Advocacy doesn’t work if you tell someone they’re wrong

David Gerard dgerard at
Tue Nov 2 18:28:56 UTC 2010

On 2 November 2010 17:12, Matthias Kirschner <mk at> wrote:

> For example when you want to explain that Free Software is not leading
> to service monopolies, it is difficult not to mention that non-free
> software is leading towards monopolies. I think you can explain such
> things, but than you have to be careful about the tone.

Anecdotes and war stories help. Any sysadmin who's ever been screwed
over by a proprietary software company will be a BIG FAN of free
software, simply to defend their company. I've found (as a sysadmin)
that these also help sway management opinion, at least slightly.

- d.

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