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

From: Logan Streondj
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Fwd: The FSF Allows No Derivatives,
Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 05:23:14 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 12:15:42AM -0500, Will Hill wrote:
> 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,

It was over a decade ago.

> 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. 

don't know any such IT people.

> 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.   

I have met people who didn't know about Linux and Libreware,
generally those who aren't particularly computer literate.

> 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.  

that sounds like a conspiracy theory, and not very relevant.
the only pseudo-relevant "rich people" here would be Microsoft.
so far, haven't seen any other examples.

> 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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