[pp.int.general] Master's thesis | derailed
lindsay.brunner at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 03:01:04 CET 2014
I think the point of her thesis has to do with how hackers affect the
political sphere. She stated that, along with saying that she already knew
Google Docs wasn't the best of options, but she had no other way to do it
-that she knew of- that could offer her what she wanted for free.
This is not the first time this very discussion has happened on the list,
and it seems that Sophie isn't responding to the discussion. With questions
like "What kind of practical elements could hacking bring into politics?" I
don't think free software is high on her list of things she's studying; it
seems like she's leaning toward the Anonymous phenomenon.
On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 5:24 PM, Daniel Riaño <danielrr2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2014/1/19 Lindsay-Anne Brunner <lindsay.brunner at gmail.com>
>> The woman just wanted some answers for her thesis.
> Hi, I think she's getting very valuable arguments to use in her thesis
> through this thread, isn't she?
>> Why is there an argument over how she wrote her survey?
> In my opinion, one of the reasons is because this is going to make her
> survey much more reliable.
>> Just take the survey or don't; she might not be in tune with the argument
>> in the first place or aware of the issue, but that doesn't mean you all
>> should go on for days over it.
> If you are making a thesis in, say, "How the interests of furniture
> industries in Malaysia are endangering the Orangutan's ecosystem", and
> somebody questions your methodology because of some minor points about the
> software you used for your survey (unrelated with its usability or
> reliability) you could certainly ignore the objections. But if you are
> doing a thesis in things directly related with free software and you are
> given indications about the nature of the software you are using, I think
> you are being given very sound and timely advice about your thesis' subject
> (much better now than latter).
>> On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 7:12 AM, Richard Stallman <rms at gnu.org> wrote:
>>> [[[ 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. ]]]
>>> Referring to it as
>>> "Debian Gnoo Slash Linux" all the time, however, will just get
>>> to the person you're trying to convince to switch to free software.
>>> it Debian, this Gnoo thing, or Linux? I don't know, oh to hell with
>>> I give up."
>>> You can explain it in a few seconds. You could also call it "Debian"
>>> for the first few minutes.
>>> So again, "who cares", or rather "what do we actually care about as a
>>> free software movement"? The accreditation of GNU by using GNU/Linux,
>>> and if so, why stop there and just credit every upstream packager
>>> included by default in a distribution?
>>> See http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html#many.
>>> And, as to what is actually formally correct; that would be how the
>>> distribution you're referring to names itself. For example, Debian
>>> GNU/Linux, but Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Why?
>>> See http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html#distronames1.
>>> Both the Linux kernel and
>>> most of the GNU userland are licensed with the (A)GPL which requires
>>> using the copyright monopoly, to not remove accreditation of the
>>> in the actual source, but has no such mention of the name.
>>> See http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html#require
>>> and http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html#deserve.
>>> Sigh. One of these days I'm just going to create a distribution with
>>> Linux kernel and consisting of entirely free software, but without
>>> GNU userland.
>>> See http://www.gnu.org/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html#linuxsyswithoutgnu.
>>> You are grasping at the usual excuses, but you would see through them
>>> on your own, if you tried.
>>> 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.
>>> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
>>> pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
>> Pirate Parties International - General Talk
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