Thanks for sharing this text and asking for a community discussion about
This is the kind of things that let some room for people contributing in
non technical fields of Fedora (yes, here I speak about localization).
Le 2020-01-16 22:40, Matthew Miller a écrit :
I like the part about making lives better. Providing a space is an
interesting idea I need to think about more. :)
It goes in the right direction to talk about the people and the impact
of free/libre software in life.
What Mairin and Till wrote is interesting, but we may go beyond
self-interest of the user to go the the global interest.
Free/libre and open source software is a way to emancipate not only one
person for it's own interest, but also the society in which the person
is living in.
We provide tools to protect and tools to be used as weapons in many
We can protect:
* privacy, because we don't sell anything and don't collect anything
* the balance between software user and software builders/seller
* culture, by allowing usage of local languages existence in the digital
We provide weapons:
* for the many fights protect various interests,
* we empower people with tools and knowledge,
I'd love to:
* see the word "libre" written next to "Free",
* see the text talking about "people emancipation" (focused on what is
the ability of the person to interact with the rest of the world)
instead of "life improvement" (focused on the person's self interest).