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

Daniel Pocock daniel at
Mon Jul 24 12:45:14 UTC 2017

On 24 July 2017 14:33:04 CEST, Nikos Roussos <comzeradd at> wrote:
>On July 24, 2017 2:24:31 PM GMT+02:00, Daniel Pocock
><daniel at> wrote:
>>On 24/07/17 14:18, Reinhard Müller wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Am 2017-07-24 um 14:14 schrieb Daniel Pocock:
>>>> Why don't we go through all the messages in this thread and replace
>>>> words "social media" with "mass surveillance"?
>>> an interesting point.
>>> Should FSFE, for example, refuse to present itself at locations
>>> surveillance cameras are present?
>>A better analogy: locations that serve you free drinks as long as you
>>take off all your clothes and sit in front of the surveillance camera
>And that's why analogies are rarely useful. You get to a conclusion
>than doesn't make sense if you transfer it back to the initial context.

But interchanging the words "social media" and "mass surveillance" is not an analogy, it is more like a synonym or a question of narrative.

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