[Trisquel-users] I want to share this interview with RMS

J.B. Nicholson-Owens jbn at forestfield.org
Fri Aug 22 04:33:35 CEST 2014

I think http://snowdenandthefuture.info/ is the source site for that 
material. I favor http://snowdenandthefuture.info/ over YouTube because 
snowdenandthefuture.info doesn't require you to accept cookies, 
encourage users to install Flash, accept non-free media formats, or be 
tracked by Google. Also, http://snowdenandthefuture.info/ has 
transcripts of the talks.

I encourage listeners to recall what the public knew about the NSA in 
2007: we didn't have the benefit of Snowden's documents. We knew what 
other NSA whistleblowers were saying and that certainly was enough to 
take action, but Snowden's documents were concrete evidence of an 
organized spying going on at a level beyond what most understood to 
happen. I don't recall anyone publishing such details before Snowden.

I also encourage listeners to not let the style become the focus of 
consideration but consider the substance of what is said. O'Reilly 
shills for "open source" and unwilling to seriously engage in any 
freedom talk (just as the open source movement was designed to do). It's 
not that O'Reilly could only have done what he did without freedom talk, 
these were choices he made; O'Reilly chose to favor developmental 
methodology and not champion software freedom for its own sake.

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