Re: Sharing information: About being believable!
And another failure from the FSF making clear points of reasoning for free software and furthermore free culture, followed up here. The problem is again the shortening of information and the pictures itself: Computers are showed as some kind of risk, a danger. But those risks about missing freedom, security and privacy is showed coming just externally. Missing the point, FSF: Where is the responsibility of the people getting emancipated from dependencies? And why do you use such cheap and smear drawings? The black and monstrous like silhouette of a person, which waves and afterwards opens a door to the "computer"?
You can't be serious about this and declaring that as kind of information is a real bad joke. Missing completely the point: There is no need of creating and offering those pictures. You want more description? Another example shows up iconographic pictures of children with their heads being replaced through computer-monitors. Just showing the dangers being drawn and done externally is totally wrong and missing the point. Instead this also helps getting bogeyman images within the heads of people, while we should talk about reasonable responsibility instead shortened information and some kind of facts or better what should be facts coming up from an organization like you, dear FSF. Ah, did I mention the war-imagery for illustration of the phrasing Fight the digital fiefdom, support the FSF? Well, if this is the major point being we'll be better without you, FSF. Having clear principles like the FIVE freedoms, while you are even missed out clear failures in the near past and just keep talking about distributions removing some firmware-blobs. Where is your cryout about the information the developers from Hyperbola have given while asking about flaws and failures to be removed? The "little" details, yes I know: But that's the point, dear FSF. You play the wrong, bad game and even use some really false phrasing and wording instead showing clear principles about own responsibility. The flaws of some free, libre projects don't mind you? But I think I've got it: Better for having "others being responsible", crying out loud some kind of "war" and behind everything gets down even more faster than we can imagine because of accommodativeness. Do you recognize what some projects like Gnome or systemd are doing these days? Or is this just correct binding centralized services as single point of failure and risk for freedom, privacy and security itself? And copying instead of creating is the point being for free, libre decentralized alternatives? Ah, yes: Sharing those pictures and mentioned "war-mongering" imagery, exactly that is the problem: Shortened (and in this case: WRONG) information!
Well, I'm glad not using further stickers or so-called badges like these here. This phrasing and wording is dangerous at all, as it calls out the complete wrong side and externalize responsibility for hard- and software. Better being without the FSF and the FSFE, as I can and like to think of myself. You've failed clearly and there is much to repair regarding freedom, privacy and security, dear FSF! Nothing learned from history, neither in general nor specific of the last ten years on-going. But another good and fitting demonstration of the easy-going picture and imagery we human beings always use: OTHERS are responsible! And "we" fight the "good fight". Well? Surprise: That's NOT information, that's propaganda. While I have no problem being in some kind of "Don Quixote"-position - some windmills stop moving over time - I don't see any further point being in mobilization for such a flaw and propaganda: Neutral but fitting information, positive examples and many others are reasonable and help even being wthin such a story I've mentioned with the comparison to "Don Quixote". This is the contrary and makes me thinking about being better the FSF to disappear, instead creating something more individual at all and showing the concrete problems with clear principles. You can do better, we can do also for the upcoming new year 2020.
Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!