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Free Software is the Best Thing You Can Buy (or Maybe the Only Thing You Can Truly Buy)

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Summary: People who value their own control over their own computers don't "buy" proprietary stuff; instead they adopt Free software

THE SHORT video above is one of three concerning GNU/Linux.



This first video deals with this article and commentary (it is still being discussed, it was published earlier this week).

"It's quite common and very pleasant to hear that people who suffered the wrath of proprietary software (or proprietary front groups like BSA) eventually move to GNU/Linux and choose Free software."What's noteworthy here, a reader has said, is that "The Register mentions FOSS by name, specifically" (despite that publication being FOSS-hostile in recent years). Liam Proven explains that "You thought you bought [proprietary] software – all you bought was a lie". This point ought to be very widely understood; proprietary software is never bought, it is merely licensed or you just temporarily rent a copy that you're allowed to run/execute (but not share, modify etc.), so it's a rather poor deal.

It's quite common and very pleasant to hear that people who suffered the wrath of proprietary software (or proprietary giants' front groups like BSA) eventually move to GNU/Linux and choose Free software. David Revoy (graphical talent and visual artist) did this with Krita and Kubuntu. Prior to that there was the very famous case of a musician, Sterling Ball. One day we hope that everyone will see the same light. Free software does not do advertisements, but its advantages advertise themselves.

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