Re: Question for candidates
- From: Pockey Lam <pockeylam gnome org>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Question for candidates
- Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 19:51:16 +0800
On 05/28/2011 04:34 AM, Richard Stallman wrote:
I agree with Andre that successful promotion of Free Software goes
through making great software. Lots of people obviously do not care much
about ideology or vendors lock-in, however some are somewhere in the
middle (between caring about ideology versus convenience) and those
should be the one we focus on at the moment.
I'd like to ask the candidates this question:
* What do you think GNOME should do to help promote the ideals of free
software, beyond being composed of free programs.
I feel the GNOME Foundation and the GNOME community generally already
does a good job in promoting the Free Software ideology together with
the software they make available to people.
That could probably be improved by actively doing joint-marketing and
collaborating with other software freedom promoting organizations. We
could also work together with the FSF on making positive marketing
campaigns showing how using the GNOME desktop gives a better user
experience while safeguarding users freedom.
And I'll extend this to the online services question by saying that a
"cloud" based GNOME solution (the day when we have a solution) should be
the assurance of having users privacy safe and keeping ownership of your
own data (or portability to your own hosted services). Definitely
something in line with what the FSF believes in and worth promoting
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