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Re: [fsfc-discuss] Canadian Free Software community taking on Bill C-11

From: Russell McOrmond
Subject: Re: [fsfc-discuss] Canadian Free Software community taking on Bill C-11
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:47:12 -0500

  I like the language.

  What we need to do is ensure we provide a way for an MP to learn more, including an email address to set up a meeting.  Some constituents will be willing to be that person, and other people might want one of us to help.

  It is quite possible that most MPs won't understand what we are talking about, with this wording being a great start of a conversation that we need to ensure we are ready to continue.

  I'm here in Ottawa, and willing to meet in parliamentary offices if that helps.

On Feb 25, 2012 8:32 PM, "Richard Stallman" <address@hidden> wrote:
First, please forgive me for taking 5 days to respond.

Your plan for a letter writing campaign is a good idea.  The sentence

     This bill puts digital handcuffs on the computers and other
   technology which Canadians depend on for work and personal reasons.

is somewhat simplistic.  Maybe that is ok, but I'd feel better saying

     This bill makes it illegal to break the digital handcuffs that
     many modern computers and software place on their users.  Please
     don't let the US turn our computers into prison guards.

What do you think of that text?  Want to propose a modified version?
Something else?

Do you think any more is needed beyond that?

Once you have text that is suitable, please go ahead with this.  Would
you like to publish it, or should the FSF do so?  Either way is ok with

If you post it, the FSF will publicize the campaign using its mailing
lists and web sites.  We can also ask Public Knowledge and some other
organizations to support it.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
www.fsf.org  www.gnu.org
Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
 Use free telephony http://directory.fsf.org/category/tel/

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