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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] New GNU


From: blackbit
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] New GNU
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 22:21:27 +0200
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I think that this is a very interesting point about the way of how
central Free Software philosophy could be transmitted in an efficient
way to the masses making it atractive to them without losing the values
associated to FaiF.

IMO it would be nice that some people with audiovisuals acknowledge
creates a serious good-looking film that reproduces the main values of
the movement, explaining the advantages and importance of freedom
related to the technology.

In fact, this idea would be also adopted in the form of an "official
documentary" related to the history/benefits of Free Software movement,
where different people involved in the project give their voices.

-- b

Al 07/05/12 21:20, En/na wayne, steve ha escrit:
> We could attempt to produce a feature film that can be used to explain
> why free software matters through a narrative that people can easily
> understand rather than relying on properganda loaded with technical and
> legal jargon which really does require a significant investment of time
> and energy to become well-acquainted with.
> 
> I know a few film students at the university where I live who would be
> very interested in taking on a project like this.
> 
> Does anyone know of any similar projects in the works?
> 
> wayne
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 1:35 PM, Jason Self <address@hidden
> <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
> 
>     Mozilla's campaigns to get people to use Firefox worked well enough
>     because
>     there was a "thing" that people could go download and use. While
>     it's possible
>     to build the GNU Operating System it's not really a completed and
>     ready to use
>     system just yet. Most people use derivatives instead, with the
>     Ubuntu GNU/Linux
>     distribution you mention being an example of a popular one that also
>     bundles
>     proprietary software.
> 
>     The goal of simply getting people to use free software (aka
>     "popularity") is not
>     enough, in my opinion. The goal should be to instead teach people
>     about why
>     freedom matters so that they will refuse proprietary software and
>     not run it
>     anymore. The big question is how do you change people's *values* and
>     get them to
>     value freedom? Anything that doesn't do that means that they'll just
>     switch to
>     the next neat thing when that comes along later.
> 
>     RMS discussed some of this in Avoiding Ruinous Compromises [1].
> 
>     [1] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/compromise.html
> 
> 



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