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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] New GNU


From: Trenton Ray
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] New GNU
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 08:46:46 -0500

Is it possible that OwnCloud could be used, rather than invest the
time and energy in creating a new platform?

On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM, Patrick Anderson <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> Miles Fidelman wrote:
> > we have plenty of both FOSS Linux and BSD
> > distributions, plus a few OpenSolaris varients
>
> Very few of these fully respect User Freedom.
>
> It would be very useful if the FSF would coordinate
> a GNU/Linux distribution that both contains only
> Free Software *and* is initially light-weight enough
> to be used on constrained hardware yet with the
> potential for the user to easily add the extra whiz-
> bang features they may want on faster machines.
>
> This platform could be a vehicle for spreading the
> understanding of why User Freedom matters.
>
> But part of this will require the FSF to buy and
> maintain even more hardware than they already
> own.
>
> The FSF should also spearhead the creation of
> alternatives to Gmail and Fakebook and AWS
> and any sort of 'cloud' service.  The costs could
> be paid in the same way those corporations pay
> their costs - through advertising or whatever they
> use.
>
> But to do so would require we put some effort
> into understanding how to share hardware in a
> way that preserves User Freedom even as it
> scales in size.
>
> Is anyone interested in helping me tackle this
> problem?
>
> Or will we just continue to beg the corporations
> and wonder why they will not do "the right thing" -
> even though they are legally obligated to NOT do
> the right thing, for to do so would be to allow us
> the freedom that naturally eliminates the profits
> they intend to perpetuate because of their ignorant
> choice of investors that require that value as reward.
>
>
> Sincerely,
> Patrick Anderson
> http://SocialSufficiencyCoalition.BlogSpot.com
> http://ImputedProduction.BlogSpot.com
>



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