[sf-lug] [Fwd: [FSF] An appeal from Benjamin Mako Hill, technologist and author.]
a_kleider at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 21 10:53:05 PST 2010
Has anyone tried to join and been successful?
I did and was not.
--- On Thu, 1/21/10, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> From: jim <jim at well.com>
> Subject: [sf-lug] [Fwd: [FSF] An appeal from Benjamin Mako Hill, technologist and author.]
> To: "sf-lug" <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 10:12 AM
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> From: Benjamin Mako Hill <info at fsf.org>
> Reply-To: info at fsf.org
> To: info-fsf at gnu.org
> Subject: [FSF] An appeal from Benjamin Mako Hill,
> technologist and
> Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:21:00 -0500
> An appeal from Benjamin Mako Hill, technologist and
> ** Read the complete appeal online: http://www.fsf.org/appeal/2009/mako/
> Free software is not really about software in this
> fundamental sense;
> it's about bringing freedom to users through software.
> In free software's incredible success over the last two
> decades, many
> people have lost sight of this simple fact.
> We have created an incredible array of applications,
> communities and powerful licenses -- but these are all how
> we give
> users freedom. They are not freedom itself. They are not
> what we were
> trying to achieve.
> They are our instruments, not our goal.
> As more and more users' primary computers become mobile
> phones and new
> types of network services make up most of many users'
> interaction with
> computers, the free software movement's goal of bringing
> freedom to
> computer users will need to involve new software and new
> forms of
> A strong free software movement focused on the principled
> issues of
> software freedom -- and a strong FSF in particular -- will
> what freedoms the next generation of computer users enjoy.
> At stake is no less than the next generation's autonomy.
> If you are not an FSF associate member, now is the time to
> become one
> with a $10 monthly contribution ($5 students).
> * http://my.fsf.org/join
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