Is it acceptable to use proprietary software (platforms) to promote software freedom?

Mirko Boehm - FSFE mirko at
Sun Jul 23 08:58:02 UTC 2017


> On 23. Jul 2017, at 09:37, Daniel Pocock <daniel at> wrote:
> On 23/07/17 09:03, Evaggelos Balaskas wrote:
>> Social media are now part of our life (I am not debating if they
>> should or not), but diminish them to cat videos is a strong opinion.
>> 90% of email is SPAM, should we stop using email? Lots of people have
>> their email to a proprietary platform. Should we stop talk to them?
>> Should we only talk to people who have similar ideas with us?
> Actually, I have been thinking very seriously about blocking all email
> from <>

While this would be perfectly reasonable from an individual perspective, it also indicates the same dilemma this discussion started with, at the micro level: You are a fellowship representative, and need to be accessible to fellows who support FSFE, but for their own reasons use Gmail.


Mirko Boehm | mirko at | KDE e.V.
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