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.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.