pdfreaders campaign

Martijn Brekhof m.brekhof at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 18:27:46 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Jelle Hermsen <jelle at fsfe.org> wrote:

> Hiya,
>     How 's the baby? They keep you from the streets, dont they? :)
> She certainly does. Crime statistics in Deventer have been going down
> drastically :)
>    Highly appreciated, that is for your work and the work of Debora (is
>>   she on the list?).
> She's spa8blauw.
>  I still have a pretty big database of government website urls lying around
>> somewhere, so I might be able to automate some of the "hunt":)
>>      I'm very interested.
> It's attached to this e-mail. If I have some time I might quickly whip up a
> tiny multi agent system to automatically search the websites.
>  Personally, I always say "niet-vrij" ... PDF-lezer
> "Niet-vrij" seems like a great idea. And I'm all for "PDF-lezer".


> I've made a couple of changes to http://bnl.etherpad.fsfe.org/2 to reflect
> what we talked about. I changed "niet vrij" into "niet-vrij" (which is
> correct according to the website Sam e-mailed). I also agree with Sam that
> the letter might need a different target audience. It casually refers to
> 'open standards' and 'interoperability', but I don't think we can expect the
> reader to understand what these issues mean. I think it might be best if we
> try to have 1 point and try to get that across, instead of an elaborate list
> of arguments.

I agree. We included the following list of arguments to promote open

\item Keuzevrijheid van consumenten.
\item Marktwerking. Door het bevoordelen van \'e\'en aanbieder in een markt
waar meerdere aanbieders zijn.
\item Interoperabiliteit tussen verschillende software pakketten.

I think we can limit this to just the first two; freedom of choice and
The third argument (Interoperability) is more about exchanging data between
applications and although a PDF document is data
it is not the focus of the letter.

Martijn Brekhof

> Cheerio,
> Jelle
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