I have been saying for at least twelve years that your civil rights and the quality of your life depend on how software is used AROUND you. In July 2018, I found the same concept expressed very well by somebody else.
_(this is a reformatted/expanded version of a comment I made in November 2013 on the Libre Office mailing list)_
A reader of my critique to the “Linux owns the Internet” slogan just made the comment integrally copied here:
- The organizers of the first Linux presentation in an Italian shopping center asked me to prepare a short list of questions to hand out to all the visitors of that shopping center. They specifically asked for short, very simple questions that would fit in one page and help everybody, especially people with no interest at all in software as such, to get a quick idea of some basic issues, and possibly engage in a discussion.
On April 27th, 2010, I assisted to a lecture from David Sasaki of Global Voices Online (GVO) about “Citizen Media and the Technology for Transparency Network (TNN)”. This is a transcript of the notes I took that night, plus a couple of general comments about Citizen Media, Transparency in Government and related topics.
(this is the second part of an interview to Tony Baechler about the usability of Free Software by vision-impaired users).
Back in 2006, I wrote that the Free Software community and disabled users must learn to communicate and invited Free Software developers to do their part. Last week I interviewed Tony Baechler, an active member of the Blinux mailing list, to check how things are going in 2010, and to know more about a very interesting project for Linux vision-impaired users he’s trying to launch. Stop: Tony, how are you using Linux?