[pp.int.general] The Flaw in the Estonian ID Card

Richard Stallman rms at gnu.org
Fri Nov 1 13:34:35 CET 2013

        [ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider
        [ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,
        [ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example.

    Personally I have 
    opted to use an open source tool named Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG),

Thanks for recommending the GNU Privacy Guard,
but would you please refer to it as free/libre software
rather than as "open source"?  "Free/libre software"
raises the issue in terms of freedom, while "open source"
intentionally avoids it.

See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html
for more explanation of the difference between free software and open
source.  See also http://thebaffler.com/past/the_meme_hustler for
Evgeny Morozov's article on the same point.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
  Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call.

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