There’s a petition to tell the government to favor free software for all publicly-funded software projects and it’s hosted on petitions.pm.gov.uk. So here’s hoping that more UK citizens will sign it before 22 July and people with power will realize this is worth implementing.
A talking point some politicians understand right away: Free software means jobs—You can hire people to do work for you, pay them a living wage, and get software you control. If you don’t like the work they do, hire someone else. There’s no need to hand over any slice of your soverignty to a foreign proprietor. There’s no need to deny yourself the freedom to inspect, share, or modify your software. Hire local developers, artists, and writers to work with you and license the work under a free software license.
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