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

Paul Sutton zleap at
Fri Jul 28 07:59:18 UTC 2017

Just decided to post this,  as it is sort of related to this thread.

It seems Google are going to start allowing auto play advertising,

This raises  a point on how do we counter the big players in the system.
or how we use them.   We could just say don't use google or we could
highlight that this may start to happen,   and then suggest
alternatives.   I have just created a blog post to highlight how
annoying this is,  using an example of having my own music choices
drowned out by advertising.    and made a suggesion at the end that
people switch to duckduckgo  as an example for search.

So going back to the thread topic.

if we had a presence on say twitter / facebook  et al we could make a
point on sharing articles such as this but also share a link to
duckduckgo.  That way people who read the article and think 'what choice
do I have',  get a possible answer at the same time.   

Just a thought.


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