Pat wrote (Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:51:34 +1000)
> It looks like in ESR's framework this falls mainly under the topic of
> "agency harm" - 'They can use this asymmetry to restrict your choices,
> control your data, and extract rent from you. I?ll call this ?agency
> harm?'.
> A good PPT talk about this particular problem of proprietary software
> by a US researcher is at
> cheers, Pat.

Thanks, Pat. Very interesting read.

I'm generally with RMS on these things. I'm not as committed in the
praxis - yes, we can all do better - but the there needs to be aims to
reach for which focus on reducing the negative consequences of poorly
considered short-term compromises. Sometimes we don't have the fights
we should have had.


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