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Re: One word label for someone who rejects proprietary software

From: Alexander Maxwell Grindel
Subject: Re: One word label for someone who rejects proprietary software
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:01:07 +0000 (UTC)

   Hey all,

   What do you think of 'libran'? It's concise, but not entirely clear
   unless you're familiar with free/libre software. It does emphasize the
   belief in the user's freedom by saying specifically libre, and is
   familar-sounding to most people because of its (very strong) similarity
   to vegan.


   Feb 13, 2020 1:46:48 PM Roberto Beltran via libreplanet-discuss

   Hey everyone,
   It occurred to me that there isn't really a good one-word way of
   describing someone who rejects proprietary software on ethical grounds.
   For example there's "vegan" for people who don't consume animal
   products on ethical grounds. I know there is a derogatory term that
   exists, and another which is specific to someone who agrees with RMS,
   but there is no general positive term that we could all use. Even a
   short phrase seems difficult because you could say "free software
   advocate" but you can reject proprietary software on ethical grounds
   without doing any advocacy.
   I think this would be good so people can self-identify, and it might
   help bring the idea into common thought.
   If anyone has any ideas, please share.
   Kind Regards,
   Roberto Beltran

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