…but do we have the will to preserve our software freedom?

Bruce Byfield is writing good sense about free software, and he asks a good question: do we have the will to pursue our freedom or will we settle for something less than full control of our computers? We should want freedom not just because it gives us all sorts of practical advantages but because we can treat other people with the respect they deserve too. We can share with friends, even if we’re not terribly technical users (that’s what aggravates proprietary software developers, or so we’re told). One can’t ethically defend constraining another’s freedom to share and modify even if one has no interest in doing so.