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Re: Shannon Dosemagen and the FSF

From: Ineiev
Subject: Re: Shannon Dosemagen and the FSF
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2020 18:35:59 +0000
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On Mon, Mar 02, 2020 at 02:06:25PM -0500, Leo Famulari wrote:
> John Darrington wrote:
> > Over the last few years many people have noticed a shift towards
> > extremist support of idealogy which is orthogonal to the Free
> > Software cause.
> Issues like privacy online, software patents, DRM, open document
> formats, etc are also orthogonal to the 4 software freedoms but I
> do think they are relevant enough that it makes sense for the FSF
> to focus on them.

Privacy online is a complicated issue, and parts of it do
relate to giving up control over one's own computing,

Software patents directly obstruct software freedom,

DRM denies people freedom 1,

Proprietary formats are impossible (or very hard) to process
with free software,

Etc is indeed orthogonal to the software freedoms, but the FSF
does not focus on it.

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