Making all software free means educating the public
about the problems with copyright laws. And therfore
an awakened public might get the laws changed.
Having sharing of knowledge in all branches of
knowledge means that we have to expand the process of
educating the public beyond software and talk about
the harm done by building walls around knowledge.
FSF India's focus is on free software. But we are also concerned abt
restrictions on the sharing of knowledge. So we talk abt that also when
However I see a narrowing of thought when it comes
to vision, "FSF India will strive to ensure that free
software is... viable alternative to proprietary
Yes, fsf is working for free software. We cant take up all issues, but
willing to work with other to raise other issues like freedom of
I see this narrowing on both the lists. The only
person consistently saying that all software should be
free software is RMS.
Sorry wrong. there are many.
For the above reason, I think that not only should
we be talking about why free software is better, but
also talk and reason about why *all* software should
Any comments? Is my reasoning flawed in any aspect?
You are right, we in free software movement should talk about why 'all'
software should be free. We talk abt why free software is better, not in
technical aspects but socially. Why free software is better for society.