anti-establishment movements and the information age

Daniel Pocock daniel at
Mon Feb 8 06:43:45 UTC 2016

On 08/02/16 02:40, Mirko Boehm wrote:
> Hi, 
>> On 07 Feb 2016, at 09:49, Daniel Pocock <daniel at> wrote:
>> How do people get the tickets, or are they purchased at the door?
> I can’t say. When I read about the event two weeks ago or so, it was already sold out. 
>> I wrote a blog about their reliance on facebook[1], some people have
>> probably seen it on planet already.
>> If people from this campaign or any other like it wanted to bootstrap
>> themselves in a Free manner, do we have solutions for them? Has anybody
>> ever written a guide or anything else to get people started?
> This is probably going to end up in an endless discussion of principles over going-where-the-voters-are. Fun! I am in. 

When I said "any other like it", I didn't mean politically, I just meant
any other grassroots campaign.  I've avoided explicitly stating support
or opposition to any of their policies in my blog or my emails about it,
my only concern with this email was whether there is a Libre technology
choice available to them.

The relevant thing for FSFE is that groups like this, if they latch on
to the concept of free software, can promote it more widely.  If they
win control of some local council election or something they may even
move some more cities onto GNU/Linux.



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