Notes on online cooperation and loss of advantage by free software talk by Benjamin Mako Hill

  1. “an end to predatory vendor lock-in” is a benefit of freedom
  2. learn from groups fighting for other public goods (environment, public works, public broadcasting)
  3. Work with governments and engage in lobbying.
  4. Support change through civil society organizations, non-profits, and activism. Will involve coalitions (and more support for the Free Software Foundation).

The highest level of freedom and control over our own lives that is the historic purpose of the Free Software Movement can be achieved, not by Free Software alone, but by the cooperative ownership and democratic control over key resources, including computers running software as a service.

I believe movements for human freedom, such as the Free Software movement and the disability rights movement, need to work together.

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