Freedom on Buses, Computers and Everywhere

I wrote a post on LinuxAdvocates. Here’s an excerpt:
“To some these are wild, impractical concepts but they are living in a fog, not seeing the Digital Divide which excludes the poor or remote people from having good information technology. They don’t see the unfairness of owning a computer but being forbidden reasonable use of it through unconscionable requirements of a licensing agreement designed to enrich some monopolist. They don’t see the cruel waste of resources when a system must be rebooted to save it from waves of malware tolerated by the rich and powerful. They don’t see the huge inefficiency of paying many times over what an operating system or other software should cost in a competitive market. They don’t see the unfairness of users being forced to pay for a licence for X because they are using software Y. Multiplied injustice is a more heinous injustice. They don’t see the unfairness of excluding the bulk of mankind from making better software.”
see Freedom on Buses, Computers and Everywhere – Linux Advocates.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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