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Re: One word label for someone who rejects proprietary software


From: Kim Tucker
Subject: Re: One word label for someone who rejects proprietary software
Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 03:02:41 +0200

   I see "Libran" was suggested previously (thanks to Alexander Maxwell
   Grindel) and discussed. Apologies.
   Inserting an 'e' to get "Librean" could distinguish it from "libran"
   which (as  pointed out previously by Roberto Beltran) is used by some
   to refer to characteristics associated with the astrological sign
   Libra.
   The word libre seems well understood in this context. I think "librean"
   follows easily enough.
   How about "pro-libre"?
   On Fri, 22 May 2020, 23:33 Kim Tucker, <[1]address@hidden> wrote:

   Suggestion: Libran.
   The label could also be used to refer to people who are pro libre data,
   information, knowledge, cultural works, ....
   Recall:
   [2]https://wikieducator.org/Say_Libre

   On Thu, 13 Feb 2020, 20:47 Roberto Beltran via libreplanet-discuss,
   <[3]address@hidden> wrote:

        Hey everyone,
        It occurred to me that there isn't really a good one-word way of
        describing someone who rejects proprietary software on ethical
     grounds.
        For example there's "vegan" for people who don't consume animal
        products on ethical grounds. I know there is a derogatory term
     that
        exists, and another which is specific to someone who agrees with
     RMS,
        but there is no general positive term that we could all use. Even
     a
        short phrase seems difficult because you could say "free software
        advocate" but you can reject proprietary software on ethical
     grounds
        without doing any advocacy.
        I think this would be good so people can self-identify, and it
     might
        help bring the idea into common thought.
        If anyone has any ideas, please share.
        Kind Regards,
        Roberto Beltran
        [1][4]https://libremiami.org/
     References
        1. [5]https://libremiami.org/
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References

   1. mailto:address@hidden
   2. https://wikieducator.org/Say_Libre
   3. mailto:address@hidden
   4. https://libremiami.org/
   5. https://libremiami.org/
   6. mailto:address@hidden
   7. https://lists.libreplanet.org/mailman/listinfo/libreplanet-discuss

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