Not KDE/Kubuntu related, but hits a note on freedom...
I'd appreciate if you didn't post this kind of thing to Planet Ubuntu.
Dan,1) I did say non KDE/Kubuntu related.2) And it does speak to civil freedom, which is in part what free software is based on as well.3) It's a web comic. OMG!Sorry if this offends you, but in a free and open society, we do have a freedom of expression, and the right to not be oppressed.You have your opinion and I mine and they do not have to align. This is the hallmark of free and open societies.Cheers and have a happy holiday season! I know I'll enjoy mine knowing I live in a truly free and open society! Vivre la Canada! :)
Roderick, of course you're free to express yourself, and clearly no one here is being "oppressed."I was merely suggesting it would be nice if you also exercised your freedom to be courteous to those who read the Planet Ubuntu RSS feed, by not posting political material that has nothing to do with Planet Ubuntu. Also, I think arguing that the comic has any significance to free software is disingenuous at best. Finally, I'm not sure what it being a webcomic has to do with anything one way or the other. I'm not offended, by the way. Just a friendly suggestion. Cheers.
I'd appreciate it if you would continue to post this kind of thing to Planet Ubuntu. You know, since Planet Ubuntu is a peak into the lives of Ubuntu contributors and developers and not just about technical things."Also, I think arguing that the comic has any significance to free software is disingenuous at best. "No it's not.
Aoirthoir An Broc,Thanks for your comment. I tend not to post things like this (at least not recently), but it does strike me as being fundamentally important to think about in the context of freedom.This is at the heart of what we all work towards in free software - the freedom to express ourselves, openly and the freedom to share with others.This comic, while amusing, has a dark side in that there are certain truths out there - freedom is taken for granted by many and can easily be taken away if we are not careful. We must all have a voice and ensure we uphold our leaders to the same high moral standards we believe in - a fair and free open society.I'm not bashing the US or any particular group. I'm just saying we need to be mindful and speak up when we need to to ensure we keep out freedoms safe.
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