2003 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards
Posted Nov 17, 2003 23:13 UTC (Mon) by coriordan
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> You guys have problems with Microsoft but not with Adobe, eh?
It's important to reject all proprietary software, but it's possibly more important to tell other people why we do so.
Proprietary software vendors see GNU/Linux as an emerging platform, but they don't want their users to expect freedom, so they hide the issue of freedom by calling the whole OS "Linux", and incompletely embracing "OpenSource". These parasite companies want to benefit from the free market without contributing to it.
At the moment, people are joining the community faster than we can educate them. This is unfortunate because many don't know about why the OS was created, why we still have it, or how we could lose it. Of course, the solution is to have more educators, so please tell people about Free Software, and the GNU project, and don't be afraid to talk about freedom -- before we lose it.
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