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Re: Lessig - was [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund

From: Jon Grant
Subject: Re: Lessig - was [Fsfe-uk] Mac OS X refund
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 21:29:11 +0000

Just replying to my own post.. ;)

On 21/01/2008, Jon Grant <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi
> On 21/01/2008, Noah Slater <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 12:30:14PM +0000, Dave Crossland wrote:
> > > Lessig is a famous public speaker who promotes "free software" - is an
> > > FSF board member, in fact - and uses a Macbook Pro and Keynote.
> > >
> > > This is embarrassing.
> >
> > I am shocked by this, honestly.
> It's been going on for years. He failed to replace his proprietary
> QuickTime files on his home page for about 3yrs of me asking. The CC
> people have the same problem, filling their site with MP3 and Adobe
> Flash files and being unwilling to change. I think things have
> improved slightly since I stopped bothering to give them feedback, but
> they've not really changed (Mike Linksvayer still uses a Mac I bet!)

A great example is Lessig's Powerpoint/Flash presentation from 2002


I sent him a PDF version several times, and Leonard Lyn, and a student
Lessig put me in touch with. I also sent RMS a version as I recall
when querying why he was on the FSF board and using Proprietary
software. Perhaps I should email again and put the list on CC with

As you can see, the PDF is still missing form the page, and we have to
use the Adobe Flash or Microsoft Powerpoint version if we want to read
his slides.

To give Lessig some credit, after the RMS email he did offer a
secondary Ogg version of his QuickTime files on this page back in
2006, better late than never eh?

Actually, I might have done the Mix tape one on that free-culture.cc
site when I converted the CC ones for them here:
http://mirrors.creativecommons.org/  "Get Creative" and "Reticulum
Rex" and "Building on the Past". Converting from Adobe Flash was the
biggest pain ever, I had to reconstruct the video and time-line the
audio again from lots of small files. The don't give the files
prominence, they are hidden with the legal text at the bottom of each

I tried.., Jon

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