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The State of the Free Software Movement - Free Software Foundation - Richard Stallman

slashdot(tl:dl):
https://news.slashdot.org/story/22/04/16/2154203/richard-stallman-speaks-on-the-state-of-free-software-and-answers-questions

announcement at fsf:
https://www.fsf.org/events/rms-20220413-online

audio presentation:
https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/the-state-of-the-free-software-movement/

please, no anti- and/or pro- rms stuff here

brief quote/snippet(from the slashdot writeup):

- For one of the final questions, Stallman was asked if the free software community has a role in limiting environmental damage to our planet? And Stallman answered, "Well, I know of one way where it's directly relevant."

Planned obsolescence causes a lot of waste. And in particular, it produces lots of e-waste. Of course, manufacturing the new devices to be sold to people who have just suffered planned obsolescence uses a lot of energy and a lot of material resources. So free software is exactly the thing to help people keep using the same device for longer.

Now this is not a very direct connection. It's a consequence of being in a community where individuals have more control over what they do. And that is very important, itself. But it also enables people to be less wasteful.

Businesses will direct you into wasteful consumption, because it's profitable for them. And if they have less influence over you, you can stay way from the wasteful consumption.

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naturally TinyCoreLinux can play an important part in keeping ewaste to an absolute minimum!

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The fluctuation theorem has long been known for a sudden switch of the Hamiltonian of a classical system Z54 . For a quantum system with a Hamiltonian changing from... https://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,25972.msg166580.html#msg166580

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seems like as good a place as any to post this...

How Linux rescues slow computers (and the planet)
Don't throw away your old computer. Skip the landfill and revive it with Linux.
By David Both (Correspondent) opensource dot com

https://opensource.com/article/22/4/how-linux-saves-earth

also related to ewaste/waste/etc:

5 open source tips to reduce waste in web design
Achieve zero waste web design with these open source tools and tips.
By Tom Greenwood

https://opensource.com/article/22/4/zero-waste-web-design

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how non-free and/or non-updatable and/or non-upgradable firmware contributes to ewaste

https://blog.koipond.org.uk/archives/325

which referenced:

https://blog.einval.com/2022/04/19#firmware-what-do-we-do

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