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Re: Free Software Lifestyle

From: mike3
Subject: Re: Free Software Lifestyle
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 12:26:09 -0800 (PST)
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On Dec 31 2007, 1:38 am, wrote:
> Hi, my name's Andrew, and I'm a Junior in high school. I predominantly
> use an Ubuntu computer. Before that, it was Debian, but before that it
> was Mac OS X. I now use my Mac extremely rarely, if at all. On my
> Ubuntu computer, I refuse to use proprietary drivers, I refuse to
> install the Adobe Flash Player, and I simply refuse to have any
> software but free software. I bring a dynebolic CD with me to school
> and boot it when I want to use a computer there because I refuse to
> use the entirely non-free software. It's a tough lifestyle to keep up,
> only using Free Software, but it's becoming increasingly easier in
> 2007 and on.
> It's difficult to be "hip" online with my friends without the ability
> to fully use YouTube or complicated flash programs integrated into
> Facebook, the social networking site. I can't play the games they want
> me to play, I can't "tag" their "wall" in certain ways. I simply
> refuse to participate, and it set me in a poor position in their eyes,
> as if this is a fault it's cool to attack. I can't play their Windows
> games, and I publicly boycott pretty much everything the average teen
> does on his computer, including downloading music and video illegally.

So does this mean you think it is OK for the copyright owners
to restrict people's freedoms with copyright, or are you just
acknoewledging force of law, even if you do not believe that
the law is a good thing?

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