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

Nikos Roussos comzeradd at
Thu Jul 27 12:05:35 UTC 2017

>I remain concerned about defining the reason we want or need these
>followers and then measuring whether that objective is being met.
>To give another example: Greece's government successfully mobilized
>enough of their citizens to vote against a bailout in a referendum[1],
>but then the result of the referendum was simply ignored.  Getting 1000
>people in a room or 3,558,450 in a ballot box is potentially a lot of
>wasted effort if nothing actually changes.

That's actually a good example. Since I live in Greece let me emphasize something. Yes, in theory the referendum didn't change anything. But for most of the people who participated (regardless what they voted), this was their first time they got politically active. They engaged in political discussions, participated in rallies, challenged mainstream media propaganda, etc. And most of them continue to be active. So, regardless of what the government did, everything changed.

The word "followers" is a bit misleading, because it's hard to track/measure what these people do with our message. Some of them probably nothing. But some of them may act upon it.


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