[pp.int.general] Pirate Party of Germany chooses proprietary software
rok.andree at piratskastranka.net
Sat Jul 30 22:31:40 CEST 2011
Gonna have to agree with Boris and Andrew.
Beeing opensource/free(as in freedome) gives software extra points but it
does not disqualify nonfree software.
Blagajnik - Treasurer
Piratska stranka Slovenije - Slovenian Pirate Party
On 30 July 2011 22:26, Andrew Norton <ktetch at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On 7/30/2011 4:01 PM, Boris Turovskiy wrote:
> > */this is a trolling post/*
> > Ahoi,
> > The Pirate Party of Germany has decided to use a proprietary, commercial
> > software tool for accounting and member management. After a review of
> > all possibilities that software was the only one which conformed to all
> > requirements.
> > As you can surmise I'm fully supportive of the German Pirate Party
> > Board's approach, as I consider a software to be a tool which has to be
> > chosen based on its suitability.
> I'm with you, Boris. Choosing tools based on ideology, rather than
> suitability is like fighting sweatshops by never wearing shoes. It makes
> little difference overall, and hurts your ability to perform optimally.
> Pirate Parties are *NOT* FOSS-cheerleading orgs, they're freedom, and
> progress orgs. That might mean promoting FOSS alternatives at times
> (particularly if they're the better option), but when there isn't one,
> but there is a non-FOSS method that works perfectly, then use the non-FOSS.
> Personally, if non-FOSS is a fair way ahead of the FOSS equivalent, I'm
> not going to cripple my ability to do things on ideological grounds.
> That's just stupid. Just like the politicians here in the US right now.
> > However, I know that there are some people in the international Pirate
> > movement who see software as a principal issue (invoking terms like
> > "freedom" and other utter bullshit), for whom I wish to create this
> > thread. They can safely troll here in the knowledge that no0 one takes
> > them seriously.
> > Best regards,
> > Boris
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