I come here, because I am currently writing a formal proposal for some association active in the spectrum of EU-political education to support and make use of Free Software as one priority to reach our goals. If all goes well, a second proposal specifically targets supporting PMPC.
I already convinced my regional chapter, however we now want to take it a step further on national level.
What I am looking for is good points for using Free Software that convinces people that are not into IT and tech in general. Also, rather than personal reasons, I need points that target “the bigger picture”, especially on an economic and political level (PMPC is already a good direction in that regard).
So far, I collected a lot from FSFE’s and FSF’s sites as well as the main points of PMPC. But maybe the community also has ideas and points that should be mentioned? Maybe you also convinced some association or group of using and supporting Free Software. Do you have any tips?
Points I already have in mind:
- What is Free Software to begin with? (4 Freedoms, Recipe-Example)
- Software-Owners vs Software-Users and the relations of power
- Proprietary software and monopolies, Free Software and free markets
- Minorities and dependence on software-owners, non-colonialism aspect of FS
- Participation and right of free speech
- security and trust in FS (public audit)
- reliability and survival of projects (even if authors descend)
- software as central tool of democracy
Thanks in advance,