[IAEP] [support-gang] Fwd: w7sins FUD

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Sep 2 04:51:51 EDT 2009

Thanks to all who made the FSF change this.

- Bert -

On 02.09.2009, at 08:14, Bill Kerr wrote:

> Yes the new paragraph is more reasonable:
> Microsoft is now targeting governments who are purchasing XOs, in an  
> attempt to get them to replace the free software with Windows. It  
> remains to be seen to what degree Microsoft will succeed. But with  
> all of this pressure, Microsoft has harmed a project that has  
> distributed more than 1 million laptops running free software, and  
> has taken aim at the low-cost platform as a way to make poor  
> children around the world dependent on its products. The OLPC  
> threatens to become another example of the way Microsoft convinces  
> governments around the world that an education involving computers  
> must be synonymous with an education using Windows. In order to  
> prevent this, it is vital that we work to raise global awareness of  
> the harm Microsoft's involvement does to our children's education.
>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 1:08 AM, Bobby Powers  
>> <bobbypowers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> in any case, the text appears to be fixed now in a much more  
>> reasonable fashion.
>> bobby
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Sebastian
> Silva<sebastian at fuentelibre.org> wrote:
> > 2009/8/31 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
> >>
> >> I don't think anyone on this list was suggesting that Windows on  
> >> was/is a good/appropriate solution for learning. But there is a  
> free
> >> software alternative, Sugar, that is designed to be appropriated by
> >> the local community/culture. We were asking, why doesn't the FSF
> >> promote alternatives (Sugar or some other free learning platform)  
> in
> >> parallel with their anti-cultural-imperialism message?
> >>
> >> -walter
> >>

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