[pp.int.general] free software video streaming

Davidd van Deijk davidd at piratenpartij.nl
Fri Feb 15 21:14:51 CET 2013

On 02/15/13 13:50, Richard Stallman wrote:
>     Everyone: Slap that video up on Youtube, stream it on uStream AND
>     the Pirate solution,
> Does your idea of "pragmatism" extend to breaking commitments with
> your speakers?  Do you want Pirate Party to become the dishonest party
> will do anything to win?
> We have plenty of those already.

Be sure that the software running on the camera that films you is also
free. You wouldn't want to be promoting such devices right?

Even if it is shared through p2p, it is bound to pass routers running
nonfree software.

In the year Al Gore released his film "An Inconvenient Truth" he
traveled a lot by airplane across the world to promote his film,
releasing a lot of greenhouse gases in the process. Doing this differs
from being hypocritical or dishonest, instead it is looking at the netto
result of ones actions, the bigger picture.

By protesting against having your speech put on youtube, even though
valiant, you might decrease freedom around the world. After all it is
not the people that already run free software exclusively that we are
trying to convince. It is the ones that do not.

Happy Near Earth Approachday,
David van Deijk.

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