Re: RealMedia used for GUADEC live transmissions?
- From: Richard Stallman <rms gnu org>
- To: Miguel de Icaza <miguel ximian com>
- Cc: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: RealMedia used for GUADEC live transmissions?
- Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 12:22:42 -0400
In fact: notice that I did not have anything to do with using
RealAudio, all am saying is that today those who *complain* can do
*something* to fix things up instead of *demanding* that *others* do
the work for them.
That criticism does not fit the situation. Rui is willing to work on
fixing this--he's not merely demanding that others do the work. The
words "for them" also don't fit, since the goal of this is to promote
free software. Nobody is asking for anything to be done for his own
If you manage to convince the organizers that they have to do it, that
would be great. In the absence of that happening, what about doing to
improve things instead of doing these displays of mental purity.
We have a better chance of convincing them together; will you help me
I've been working for 20 years to improve the freedom situation for
software users. In the 80s, I did it mostly by writing software.
Today a million people with younger brains are writing free software,
but most of them don't convey the message, with their words or their
actions, that freedom is the goal to aim for. I focus on that job
since thatd It is where the need is greatest.
It is also the most efficient way to strengthen our community in the
long term. Teaching people to value freedom today will affect their
actions for years to come.
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