Sunday, August 29, 2010

Was 1% the target of Sri RMS

Was 1% of users the target of Sri RMS? Did he envision the Free as in freedom for only 1% of the computer using population? Why am i getting this doubt? The reason for the doubt is that as years are rolling by the number of desktopers using free as in freedom software have not increased in any possible mathematical curves. Yes, there has been lot of activity on the freedom software front to ape windows, osX so as to draw those users to the freedom software front. But I dont think that it is a good idea at all. There are niche users who will use osX at any cost. There are very few users who can tell the same thing about freedom software.

Does it mean that we should be happy at whatever we have achieved and continue to satisfy the loyal customer who are into freedom software at any cost? Yes. We should continue the work which sri RMS has started with the same ideals without any addition or deletion which would dilute the ideals of freedom.

Why is my logic correct. Users are not bothered about the technology behind any product. They are happy until the product serves their needs. They are not bothered whether it is propreitory or free or anything else until their job is done. They are going to go and search for alternatives only when the product ceases to function or it is affecting their other jobs for which the product is intended to. This has happened over many centuries and it is going to happen once again. When it does happen and all the users are chained to propreitory software and these companies start to force the people sit, walk, talk and do all other thing in propreitary ways which will make their life one bored one.

Human civilization has always fought oppression. The fight will happen and the revolution will start and you know the most important thing, the very people who are chaining human civilization with propreitory solutions, themselves, will enable this revolution and then the world, will be once again, FREE

At that juncture the freedom software revoluition will come to the aid of human civilization and stablize it once again.

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Nobody can deter me away from "free as in freedom" concept seeded by Sri RMS. See to it that u dont make fun of my belief. If u think otherwise, no need to comment.