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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] promoting Google Glass?

From: Michał 'rysiek' Woźniak
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] promoting Google Glass?
Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 13:40:33 +0200
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Dnia sobota, 18 maja 2013 o 00:03:41 Manuel Palomo Duarte napisał(a):
> As I understand the interest of (ergo Linux Foundation) is
> promoting Linux in all its applications and uses. Of course, preferring
> those related to freedom, but linux is just linux

I strongly disagree with that. Free software has strong ethical values 
enshrined, it's not just Yet Another Engineering Paradigm. Personal freedom is 
crucial, and any use of free software to curtail such freedom should in my 
book be shunned upon.

If it's not, what's the actual virtue of using GNU/Linux? Why use GNU/Linux, 
if it offers no real advantage (freedom-wise) compared to closed OSes?

There are many levels on which users are being closed in walled gardens and 
spied upon. Protection of privacy is a crucial issue of our time, and while I 
agree that doesn't have to actively fight to defend privacy, some 
sensitivity about the issue should be IMHO visible in what is published there.

Promoting Google, one of the largest IT companies and most one of the most 
dangerous to privacy, shows that such sensitivity is lacking there. Which is a 

Google doesn't need our promotion, it can (and does) promote itself pretty 
well. Rather than Google, why don't we promote more libre and privacy-aware 
companies, like Jolla Mobile?

Michał "rysiek" Woźniak

Fundacja Wolnego i Otwartego Oprogramowania

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