FSFE and the war in Europe

Jonke Suhr suhrj at fsfe.org
Thu Mar 17 11:03:55 UTC 2022

I don't mean to derail the discussion, but something simple everyone can 
do, right now, is use the Snowflake addon in their browser (and yes, 
it's Free Software):


On 17/03/2022 10.13, Vitaly Repin wrote:

> Hello,
> I have to raise your attention to the fact that since February, 23 we 
> have a war in Europe.
> Latest press releases from FSFE are:
> - 2022-03-16 KDE's Okular becomes the world's first eco-certified 
> computer program
> - 2022-03-15 Germany: 100 days of coalition agreement - hardly one day 
> for Free Software
> - 2022-03-10 "I Love Free Software Day": Free Software games and a 
> SharePic generator
> I understand that these news might be important. But it looks really 
> strange to not say a word from FSFE (Free Software Foundation 
> _Europe_) about the war in Europe.
> Yes, FSFE is not a polictical organisation. But what happens now is 
> beyond any politics. This is a full-scale war which happens now and 
> here, in Europe.
> I feel that FSFE MUST issue an official statement about the war and 
> actions of Russia.
> I do not know how free software activists and organizations can 
> contribute to the peace in a more meaningful way than by issuing 
> statements.
> But I believe that the statement shall be made as a bare minimum and 
> it shall be crystal clear.
> Silence is not an option.
> -- WBR & WBW, Vitaly
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