@xiroux do you mean free as in libre/freedom, as opposed to DRM? or free as in as opposed to paid/subscription?

@xiroux I think DRMs are forms of control that are incompatible with individual liberty and that are amplifying the commodification and disposability of art and science.

@neauoire They are forms of control, I agree, and they remove individual liberty. I also agree on the commodification and disposability argument. But does free software solves any of that? I guess that the point is that free software is the bare minimum, is that right? Do you think we need something else to fight that commodification and disposability?

@xiroux being able/allowed to repair software is the bare minimum, anything less I'll advocate against.


@neauoire @xiroux very weird how, in 13 years of using and advocating for FLOSS, I never thought of wording it that way: “the right to repair software”. I think it is a way more effective argument and realistic/achievable action than “the right to create a modified version or to add a new feature”.
Love it, thanks!

@stragu Repairing software could be THE argument for companies and goverments to invest in #FLOSS @neauoire @xiroux

@xiroux We need thousands and thousands of companies in FLOSS. Each company with 1 to 250 and more employees should be involved in individualizing FLOSS projects for their customers. @stragu @neauoire

@funqr I was thinking of a different way of involvement. Small companies focused on individualizing FOSS projects for their customers seems a healthy strategy to me.

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