[SFD-discuss] Presentation draft
Frederic Muller - SFI
fred at softwarefreedomday.org
Sun Aug 21 13:27:49 UTC 2011
On 08/21/2011 09:06 PM, yaromir at hotbox.ru wrote:
> OpenSource as an ideology
OpenSource is a development methodology. So if you want to talk about
philosophy you should talk about Free Software.
Now I fully agree with you that SFD is not about GNU/Linux but about
Software Freedom, and getting people to know about it and why it is
We are currently working on providing a set of several presentations
with comments to help SFD teams organizers and speakers with delivering
I gave a talk early this year about "Why software freedom matters" which
covers exactly those points. I am currently reviewing those slides with
a few people to make sure nothing is left out.
> For SFD organizers this will help to be a bit more assured, that SFD is
> about freedom, not about trying Linux.
Totally right: local events should encourage anyone regardless of the
operating system to try and use Free Software. It is a lot easier to
change the browser or email client you use than the whole operating
system. This will also keep users of the Windows and OS X operating
Thank you very much for reinforcing that point.
ps: links to slides will be posted when available, but surely it will be
linked from that page: http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/Resources
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