[pp.int.general] free software video streaming
rms at gnu.org
Mon Feb 25 22:50:49 CET 2013
I must say Pirates admire your work. And some kind of agreement certainly
should be made between Pirates and you, I am convinced there is no Pirate
who would gain support with evangelizing licensed software.
Obviously I agree with many of the Pirate principles, and I more or less
support the Pirate stand on copyright law, patent law, and surveillance.
I also have disagreements. For instance, I agree with the idea that
we should try more direct publc participation in government -- but I
don't endorse the specific methods that some Pirate parties have made
I'm not against them on principle, and if they work well in practice,
I could support them in practice. But until I see them work in
practice, I can't say I am for them.
The main reason I have not endorsed Pirate parties is that my main
political goals are issues that, as far as I know, Pirate parties
generally don't focus on.
* Defeating the political power of business and the rich.
* Stopping the banksters from controlling the economy.
* Curbing global heating.
* Protecting the environment, generally.
* Human rights, including freedom of speech (not adequately recognized
* Ending torture.
* Ending wars of aggression.
These issues are why I endorsed the Green Party candidate for
president of the US, Jill Stein.
If there were a Green Pirate party, I would most likely endorse it.
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call
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