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Re: Were Intellectual Property to be abolished altogether, would you or

From: Yasuaki Kudo
Subject: Re: Were Intellectual Property to be abolished altogether, would you or FSF support it?
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 18:59:45 +0900

Yes, the Free Software movement and (Worker) Cooperatives should definitely 
join up!

One prominent area that I can think of is the Payment System (like GNU Taler).

It would be a wonderful exercise of global people power if can all get together 
and create the People's replacement of Credit Cards and others dominated by the 

> On Jul 13, 2021, at 16:33, Paul Sutton via libreplanet-discuss 
> <> wrote:
>> On 13/07/2021 08:18, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:
>> Il 13/07/21 00:37, Yasuaki Kudo ha scritto:
>>> In a worker cooperative, there is one-person-one-vote democracy.  So I 
>>> cannot just dictate that the Software Licensing we use will be GPL.
>> You can if you put it in the articles of incorporation or bylaws (depending 
>> on your jurisdiction).
>> Federico
> With that sort of set up surely what you can do is present a strong argument 
> not just ethically but also financially and technically for using free 
> software, cite some good examples of where it has proven to be effective.  
> Ideally that people can related to.
> The internet runs on free software (well mostly) for example.
> Libreoffice documentation is coming along nicely, which helps, do not assume 
> people can simply pick up some software and just use it without help.  In 
> some cases are even just able to search and find the right information.
> I think the idea of platform coops is something I suggested on social hub as 
> a way to expend the fediverse, as in more people running their own server or 
> have small groups doing so. They like the idea we, as with free software we 
> need some sort of critical mass using it.
> Paul
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