[pp.int.general] Spanish elections

Justus Römeth roemeth at gmail.com
Wed May 25 09:58:23 CEST 2011

Sorry for misusing the right term, even though I, as someone with a 
humanities and social studies instead of a technological background, 
don't think this is too pressing. I think open software nowadays is what 
you actually describe as free software, and is not anymore associated 
with what it meant 20 years ago afaik. Anyways, what I meant to say is 
that, after winning local elections, pirates here are calling to change 
the software used on the machines in the lower administration, which 
they are partly respnsible for after the election to Linux, Libre 
Office, and so on...


On 24.05.11 01:40, Richard Stallman wrote:
>      In Germany, you can try to persuade the organizations that local council=20
>      supervenes to use open software,
> "Open software" means components that you can mix and match.
> The term was used a lot 20 years ago by AT&T's Unix rivals,
> but is not used much any more.
> If what you mean is free software, why not call it "freie Software" in
> Germany, and "software libre" in Spain?  "Open" is just a way of
> not talking about freedom, and why would a Pirate Party want to do that?

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