I have been advocating the adoption of free software for over 4 years now. The most often raised question is this:
“I have been using M$ Windows and here in India, we get anything for free. I never paid to get my copy of windows. So what difference does it make to me whether I use Windows or Free Software?”
Genuine question, in spite of my stressing that the Free in Free software means “Freedom” as in Free Speech. I still need to address that particular concern in terms of economics as well, rather than in plain old philosophy and ideology.
In God’s own country
Kannur, Malabar, Kerala. If there is one place still not tampered by the destructive creativity and intellect of man, (more…)