On 12-01-25 09:50 AM, Russell McOrmond wrote:
> On 12-01-25 07:43 AM, Keith Nunn wrote:
>> I'm afraid I still have two many irons in the fire to become an
>> organizing force in this, but I'm more than happy to assist at a lower
>> level with my networks and anything else I can offer.
> I'm in a similar situation. My volunteer focus remains on http://c11.ca , but want to do what I can to help connect other Free Software people
> At some point we'll find our Canadian RMS, Bradley Kuhn, etc. I'd love
for us to have an FSF, SFLC http://softwarefreedom.org/ and
http://sfconservancy.org/ at some point. We can't really rely on our
proximity to the USA, given it seems the influence from those who oppose
FLOSS from the USA have been far more involved in Canadian policy than
we have been thus far.
> Note: Sorry if I focus on advocacy/policy stuff. I guess I've always
believed that the software will get authored if software developers are
allowed to do so and users are allowed to choose our software. It is
harmful changes in the law that get in our way that has been my focus
for quite some time.
I see the eventual FSF CA as an umbrella for such work, which is of
great importance. Without all your previous ground work, we don't have
essential information to act upon, so your focus is incredibly useful.
The fact SOPA is reaching people we could never even be close to (in
terms of legislation information/advocacy) bring the good timing to
bridge your work, local activists and FLOSS advocacy, which is pretty
much part of FSF's mission elsewhere.
We "just" need to gather all this and make it easy for anyone interested
to join forces.
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