πŸŽ‚ It's been one year since switching.social posted its , so cake for everyone! 🍰 🍰 🍰 :blobcheer: πŸŽ‰

Wow. On the one hand it seems like just yesterday, but on the other it feels like a *lot* has happened since then.

Thank you for all the suggestions and feedback, and thank you to those who make that give us back our privacy. You are all heroes πŸ‘

@switchingsocial I see you mention "open source" a lot, but the right term to use would be "free software" especially if your focus is about the ethics of software.

@boilingsteam @switchingsocial I see you mention "open source" a lot, but the right term to use would be "free software" especially if your focus is about the ethics of software.

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@alex @boilingsteam

I agree that the right to distribute and alter software is really important for our freedoms online.

However, switching.social is aimed at non-technical people. To them, "free software" just means free-of-charge.

If I say free software is a good idea, then they will think any app that costs €0 is ethical 😟

@switchingsocial @alex
First, it's not just about distributing, it's about 4 freedoms: fsfe.org/freesoftware/basics/4
Second, non-technical people have no idea what "open source" means either, so you might as well be using the right term to educate them.
Third, you can capitalize Free Software to make it more obvious, or call it Libre/Free Software, or FOSS, etc... there are many options.
Open source is really bad because it does not imply any kind of freedom for the end user.

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