Is there any hope for FSFE?

Nikos Roussos comzeradd at
Sat May 4 10:42:51 UTC 2019

On 03/05/2019 19:00, Paul Boddie wrote:
> So, in the case of the Copyright Directive, where much fuss was made about 
> keeping code sharing platforms free of copyright filters, it seemed that the 
> FSFE was acting to defend GitHub and various proprietary services on the basis 
> that they help people share Free Software. 

That doesn't sound like a logical conclusion. Sure Github is one of the
affected platforms, but code sharing platforms also include Free
Software initiatives (eg. sourcehut) or even self-hosted instances of
Gitlab, Gitea, etc.

Free Software developers and users would all suffer from the directive
if the exception for code sharing platforms hadn't be adopted. So
lobbying towards that direction seems like a very meaningful (and
successful) way for safeguarding the interests of the Free Software


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