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Re: One word label for someone who rejects proprietary software

From: Roberto Beltran
Subject: Re: One word label for someone who rejects proprietary software
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 02:25:41 +0000

> I'm not sure we need a word like vegan.  I mean, being a vegan can be 
> problematic from a number of perspectives that would be more equivalent its 
> more like someone like RMS who doesn't have a face book account, only uses a 
> computer with a free -bios, has no java script turned on all the time, would 
> rather get lost for days rather than use proprietary gps etc.

So for the label I would want to include people regardless of how hardcore they 
are. I'll flex real quick right now and say that I don't have a facebook 
account, I'm writing this on a computer with libreboot, and I don't have a 
cellphone or use GPS. I acknowledge that I'm privileged to be able to do all 
this though.

> Ironically, a lot of people like the Amish and people in the third world 
> might fall into this category, not because they know and care about software, 
> but because they either don't have or don't want access to it to begin with

For the label I wouldn't include people who unintentionally don't use any 
proprietary software, or as a side-effect of rejecting technology overall. 
However if they get word about the idea of rejecting proprietary software 
(which could happen as an effect of learning that the label exists) and agree 
with it then yeah they would be a speerfie or something from then on.

- Roberto Beltran

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