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Re: federated free software movement

From: Arthur Torrey
Subject: Re: federated free software movement
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 18:46:14 -0500 (EST)

It is a question of giving and getting mutual support - and also getting more 
people used to the idea of using Free Software tools and possibly contributing 
to them instead of making more proprietary stuff.  

The FSF has recently been pushing the concept of the 'Freedom Ladder' as a 
series of steps to help people move from the non-free world to the free one, or 
as far in that direction as they feel comfortable.  I see a federated movement 
as part of the 'on-ramp' to the Freedom Ladder, and that one doesn't encourage 
folks to keep climbing it if unwilling to accept folks at whatever level they 
feel OK about it...

(I see the Libreplanet list and similar as being at the upper rungs of the 
ladder BTW...)


Arthur Torrey - <>

> On 11/29/2021 5:00 PM Yuchen Pei <> wrote:
> Arthur Torrey <> writes:
> >
> > I never intended that we should promote non-free software / hardware
> > on this Libre-planet list, only that we should be tolerant about it on
> > whatever federation structures evolve.
> How does such tolerance help the free software movement?
> Best,
> Yuchen
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