Richard Stallman's blog
"We must design free hardware. But the question remains: how?"
"To what extent do the ideas of free software extend to hardware? Is it a moral obligation to make our hardware designs free, just as it is to make our software free? Does maintaining our freedom require rejecting hardware made from nonfree designs?"
Are you in search of an easy way to explain to others what free software is and why it matters? Or are you perhaps wondering why you yourself should be concerned about computer-user freedom? If your answer is yes, then this TEDx talk by RMS is what you're looking for!
An imperfect free software program is not a program that denies its users their essential freedoms.
RMS was in the International Conference Hall of National Tsing Hua University's Learning Resources Center, in Hsinchu City, Taiwan, where several hundred people came to hear him deliver his speech "A Free Digital Society," on May 9th, 2014.
February 2014 - New York, NY - RMS at the Cooper Union, for HuffPost Code and the New York Tech Meetup
February 2014 - Espoo and Helsinki, Finland - At Altoo University and at Haaga-Helia's Happy Hacking Day
"The current level of general surveillance in society is incompatible with human rights. To recover our freedom and restore democracy, we must reduce surveillance to the point where it is possible for whistleblowers of all kinds to talk with journalists without being spotted."