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The Internet should host ALL voices! No, wait...

The “Law of Unintended Consequences” states that “an intervention in a complex system tends to create unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes”. I wonder if some 100% legitimate aspirations and well-intentioned proposals to make the internet less “white and western” may have just such consequences.

Why free trials of certain software programs are bad

(this is a reformatted/expanded version of a comment I made in November 2013 on the Libre Office mailing list)

PDF version of the Family Guide to Digital Freedom now available

Following several requests, I am making available for download a PDF version of the 2007 edition of my Family Guide to Digital Freedom, with the following notes and conditions:

The Family Guide to Digital Freedom (2007 edition) is now online

Today, our rights and the overall quality of our life heavily depend on how software is used around us. This is true also for people (including children) who don’t care much about computers, or don’t even have one. This is why

Five questions about Digital Freedom for all children

(historical note: this short interview had been asked by a parenting blog, and should have been published there, to explain why all parents should work to protect their children Digital Freedom. Then that editor changed his mind, so I put it online myself, in March 2008, at digifreedom.net. In the following years, I reorganized my websites several times… until this piece went offline. I put it back at this new URL, with (almost) all the links updated, in February 2014)

How to turn into Free Software supporters people who couldn't care less

(Historical note: I originally published this on 2008/01/12 at digifreedom.net, the website I set up as an online counterpart to that Family Guide to Digital Freedom which later on became the basis for my basic course.