lobbying Free Software in competitions run by public institutions
miluz at free.fr
Mon Aug 22 19:34:41 UTC 2011
On 22/08/2011 15:23, Federico Bruni wrote:
> a) run by public institutions
> b) where free software is discriminated
Sorry if I disturb the discussion, and for my bad english, but for me,
free softwares will always be discriminated in a competition between
artists; even if a public institution rules it.
As an artist I hate the spirit of competition. It disturbs me. I can't
understand. So, maybe there's a lot who feel the same. See this team I
folllow since the begining as visualizer :
http://www.ixi-audio.net/content/software.html. They are doing research.
Do you think that they will answer to a public proposition to compare
their art with other musicians? They don't care. I also know a lot of
visualizers who need to create their software, and sometime their
hardware.. as the art needs to be discovered by artists for themselves
before... for the others, we only have to perform. In such a way, it is
a pleasure to meet other artists (and also developpers). It's a good
thing to create together.
So I would rather criticize public institutions to introduce competition
between artists, than ask them to participate.
As Noam Chomsky said "capitalism doesn't exist without States", they
can't do it for free softwares.
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