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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Sign petition: No operating system for devices
Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Sign petition: No operating system for devices sold in the EU
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 16:35:21 -0500
What better way to "make free software more accessible" than to make it
available as a less costly option in the marketplace?
MONEY TALKS! (Actually, that's basically the only reason there are more MSW PCs
Regards | Saludos,
> On Oct 30, 2016, at 3:42 PM, Hanno Böck <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Oct 2016 12:00:37 +0000
> Kees Epema <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I have tried to draw attention in this group to a petition aimed at
>> the European Parliament. The petition title is: "Computerdevices
>> should be sold without operating system".
> I think such demands may actually do more harm than good.
> First of all I think it's totally unrealistic that what you're asking
> will become true, but that's not my main problem with it. My problem is
> that you're reinforcing the idea that free software is for nerds only
> and not for normal users.
> Many users simply don't know what an operating system is. Asking them
> to buy a phone without an OS and then deciding to install one is just
> an absurd idea.
> I don't think the concept of free software is in principal incompatible
> with usability for the average user. Our goal should be to e, not to
> reinforce the idea that free software
> will mean more nerdy tasks that no average user wants to do.
> Hanno Böck
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