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

Federico Bruni fede at
Fri Jun 23 12:21:11 UTC 2017

Il giorno gio 22 giu 2017 alle 21:31, Roland Häder 
<roland at> ha scritto:
> On 06/22/2017 08:51 PM, Mirko Boehm - FSFE wrote:
>>  [--- CUT ---]
>>  Based on this, I would argue that FSFE needs to be present on
>>  proprietary platforms to be able to achieve the second part of 
>> it’s mission.
> There is an idea circulating in the fediverse about writing a 
> free-libre
> open source "youtube" ([s]of course, with an other name which I don't
> want to name here to not fuel domain sharks[/s] na, they already took
> the .org domain ... :-( ). But it remains only like that, no actual
> development took place after that. Mostly because of low 
> human-resources
> (hackers willing to write it).
> If the FSFE could put their resources more into such projets, it would
> be more helpful than setting linkings to Youtube, Facebook, Linked-In,
> Instagram (FB again) and all of these high-walled coorporate 
> "networks"
> (not really a network, compared to GNUSocial/Friendica).
> But what now? There is no FLOSS-Youtube (you should not name it that
> way) and nobody seem to have enough time to do it?

Someone has been working on the basic technologies for a few years.
Do you know MediaGoblin and the W3C ActivityPub protocol?

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