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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives,

From: Will Hill
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives,
Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 00:15:42 -0500
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I suppose the easiest way to demonstrate the misrepresentation is to ask an IT 
person about the FSF.  If you can't remember your own surprise on first 
reading actual GNU and FSF material, you will probably be surprised by the 
average IT person's skewed perceptions.  They are likely to tell you some 
confused things about "Open Source", "freeware", "hobbiest", etc.  The 
general public is even less well informed.  The last thing you might hear is 
a clear understanding of the power non free software has over users and what 
it takes to undo that.   

This problem of misrepresentation is not unique to free software.  Rich and 
powerful people devote significant resources to confusing the public about 
all sorts of things.  

On Friday 22 May 2015, wrote:
> will hill" easy to observe pattern of publishers missrepresenting GNU
> and the FSF by all means at their disposal"

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