Going beyond advocacy

Nico Rikken nico.rikken at fsfe.org
Tue Feb 11 06:46:27 UTC 2020

By putting the Reuse project and the GNU project against each other I
tried to favor a small targeted project compared to a large, seemingly
all-encompassing effort. But as you showed me, even GNU has its points
of focus.

With regards to funding, there might be other organizations willing to
sponsor an effort, as long as the goal is clear. So that is where to

In regards to the PDF issue, it makes sense to first get an idea of the
scope of the problem. Like I mentioned, I heard some reports about this
issue, but am not aware of the current problems on this topic.
Collecting theses reports can help to scope the issue: what
organizations are not using open standards, what proprietary extension
are we talking about, and what use-cases does it relate to? Then we
could move forward by requesting the organizations to adopt open
standards, by suing them into compliance, or by developing software
that provides a workaround.

The pdfreaders.org website currently lacks information on typically
used extensions. Also there is no way to file a complaint on a specific
case that could help paint a better picture of the current situation.

Kind regards,

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