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[Fsuk-manchester] Re: Promotional Leaflet

From: Lucy
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Re: Promotional Leaflet
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 10:54:34 +0100

On 04/07/2008, Lucy <address@hidden> wrote:
> I've created a leaflet for promoting Manchester Free Software and free
>  software in general. It's aimed at people who can use a computer but
>  who've not heard of linux or free software before. I'm hoping it will
>  be useful for computer fairs and events like the anarchist's bookfair.
>  The svg and pdfs are up at:
>  http://lucybridges.co.uk/leaflets/
>  The leaflet is a4 sized and designed to be folded to look like a 'z'.

Okay, I've updated the leaflet. For the moment I've just concentrated
on improving the graphics and correcting spelling errors.

I've left the text otherwise untouched. Given the aim of the leaflet
and the tiny amount of space available I don't think that it will be
possible to include everything that people would like with the
phrasing that everyone is happy with. OTOH, if I've made any glaring
errors let me know or if people think they can rephrase something more
clearly and accurately please feel free to have a go.

Ben Web Wrote:
> know you touch on it, but I'd say in a more
> obvious fashion how the 4 freedoms benefit even those people who can't
> read source code and can't program.

I've no idea how to do this in the space available I'm afraid.

Tim Dobson Wrote:
>  I'd also point out that free software doesn't have "no limitations" on
>  how it is used - that even applies to bsd. it probably sends out the
>  wrong message. perhaps we can rephrase that.

Having reread the full sentence:
 "Unlike proprietary software, there are no limitations on where or
how the software is used."

I think this is reasonable. Free software (I'm thinking of GPL'd
programs in particular) can be 'used' however the user likes, it's
only when redistributing that the license specifics really kick in.
Given that the leaflet is aimed at non-technical users, I'm defining
'used' as meaning running the software or copying it.

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