|Subject:||Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Questions about Google+|
|Date:||Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:39:16 -0400|
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On 04/28/2016 03:06 AM, Alexander Berntsen wrote:|
On 28/04/16 03:38, Mike Gerwitz wrote:>
I've been thinking about this a lot recently myself.
I think there needs to be a careful balance between outreach and using nonfree software.
When I talk personally with people, I find that virtually everyone has an interest in the values of free/libre software, but the biggest difficulties come due to lock-in that has "accumulated" over the years. So I'm all in favor of making it easier for people to switch to free software :).
However, we must be mindful that if we make a nonfree environment too convenient (here: to follow us on social media) - noticeably more than our free environments - we may find that we are *contributing to* lock-in indirectly. (The network effect here is unfortunately reinforcing, i.e. a "positive network externality".)
I think Alexander's suggestion for small updates on the nonfree social media (with link to full story) might work fairly well. Has anyone done something like that and can comment on it?
I don't have a good solution yet, but those are my thoughts currently.
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