FSFE and the war in Europe

Daniele "Mte90" Scasciafratte mte90net at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 10:59:39 UTC 2022

It is time to write something against this war and also explain again the various reasons why FOSS software cannot be blocked for a country https://thenewstack.io/where-does-open-source-fit-into-russias-war-with-ukraine/
FOSS is giving freedom in Russia where there are more restrictions by the government and how many FOSS ukraine contributors are impacted about this "special invasion" https://www.businessinsider.com/developers-help-ukrainian-family-of-key-python-contributor-escape-war-2022-3?r=US&IR=T

Indeed FSFE is not political but it is a foundation that involve europeans and this war involve all of us for various and different reasons.

PS: to get updated about the situation I am using https://www.reddit.com/live/18hnzysb1elcs

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Il 17/03/22 10:13, Vitaly Repin ha scritto:
> 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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