Open Letter to FSF

I’d like to take you up on that and offer both yourself and the FSF the following advice: Stop marginalizing yourself You make a number of very valid points. When a program is distributed without its source code, users don’t have as much control as they would otherwise. Internet censorship is on the rise and presents a serious and credible threat to society. DRM is an example of false scarcity and doesn’t make sense in the long run. But every time you use the word Big Brother or call the Kindle “Swindle,” or make an aside like “even if you believe that the government had nothing to do with the attacks of September 2001,” you go from making an interesting argument about freedom to being the crazy guy shouting at cars on the side of the road.

(via lkm)