Free Software is Not About Price, It is About Freedom

by David Solomonoff

Agree about open technology and free expression being the same in terms of civil liberties. That being said, important work is being done by open source software developers like the OpenBSD project, who are on the right side of tech freedom, but have serious issues, legal, technical as well as philosophical with the GNU/Free Software Foundation licensing.

It’s critical that we avoid bickering in the pro-freedom tech community – and focus on making things that people need, are user friendly and just work!

Reasserting the importance of adopting Free-as-in-freedom (libre, livre) software; the window of opportunity is closing fast as a pandemic is leveraged as pretext for many hostile aspects of technology and once the door is shut there may be no alternatives left or permitted (e.g. anonymous payments

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