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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Why contains in nonfree that's not ethical?

From: Will Hill
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Why contains in nonfree that's not ethical?
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:01:39 -0500
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We should not be passive and wait for people to find us.  The technical 
community should tell people what to use and provide them with systems that 
give them real privacy.  I tell people that they need at least one libre 
computer for their communications, a computer completely without non free 
software.  It is fruitless to fight the battle on Windows, Microsoft has 
betrayed people and they know it.  Trusting a service like gmail to encrypt 
your mail is also a half measure that only increases people's 
frustration.  "Security" on non free platforms is basically an inconvenience 
to the user that achieves nothing.  We should tell people this, especially 
other people in the technical community, and tell them where to get real 

We can't win if we play the bully's game.  Now, more than ever, we can avoid 

On Tuesday 17 March 2015, Adam Bolte wrote:
> the expectation is
> that they are getting something useful or interesting to them in
> exchange for giving up their privacy

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