Wiki page about Free Software for remote working

Michael McMahon michael at
Tue Mar 31 19:41:37 UTC 2020

The FSF is also working on a similar list.

Michael McMahon | Web Developer, Free Software Foundation
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On 3/31/20 3:29 PM, Paul Boddie wrote:
> On Tuesday 31. March 2020 17.30.12 Sandro Santilli wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 04:45:28PM +0200, Erik Albers wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> last week some people created the a FSFE-wiki page about Free Software
>>> solutions for remote working. I think it has grown quite cool and gives a
>>> good overview. What do you think? Is it good? Is there missing something
>>> essential?
>> Under the Chat/InstantMessaging app IRC is completely missing, while
>> still being the most stable and ubiquitous system for instant
>> messaging ?
> This is actually a good point. Since a lot of workplaces have suddenly been 
> forced into thinking about remote working, the media narrative seems to be 
> dominated by technologies like videoconferencing, "feature-rich" real-time 
> chat, and other things that happen to have prominent and opportunistic 
> proprietary vendors looking for new customers.
> Yet successful distributed work can take place without these proprietary 
> products. Indeed, some of the currently-hyped solutions are possibly some of 
> the least efficient ways of getting work done, as some people are finding out. 
> Meanwhile, asynchronous communications like e-mail keep getting the job done 
> for many, despite continuing threats from the forces of consolidation and 
> monopolisation towards independent mail (and Web) service providers.
> Paul
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