This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new Linux.com!

Linux.com

Freedom or pablum?

Posted by: Joe Barr on November 08, 2007 12:53 PM
I suppose that when something bad or controversial happens in the open source or the free software communities, a choice has to be made. We can choose to remain transparent, honest, and aboveboard, or we can sink into the quagmire of lies, distortions, omissions, disinformation, and disingenuity for which the non-free Windows ecosystem and trade press is rightfully notorious.

IMO you can't have it both ways. With freedom comes some degree of responsibility, and it is an unfortunate fact of life that not everyone is equipped to deal with it, opting instead to remain in chains, and choosing to be spoonfed the propagandized pablum so carefully prepared and sterilized by their corporate masters and their shills, rather than weighing the facts and making their own decisions.

#

Return to What's up at the OpenDocument Foundation?