free speech, not free пиво

Russian authorities are using the pretext of copyright enforcement to suppress dissent. Unfortunately, the dissenters are often using Microsoft’s proprietary software for their activity, giving the police an excuse to hassle them. To solve this problem, the activists should use Free software like the GNU/Linux operating system. While Free software can’t ensure the Russian police won’t forcibly stop acts of free speech, it would serve well to defeat this ostensible reason.

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One Response to “free speech, not free пиво”

  1. Pierre F. Lherisson Says:

    The crack down on Microsoft piracy in Russia is a cleaver subterfuge intended to stifle any potential critics in the West.

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