[Freedombox-discuss] Fwd: Translating expressions...
james at hackervisions.org
Tue May 24 19:31:39 UTC 2011
On Tue, 24 May 2011 16:05:04 -0300, Nicolás Reynolds <fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar> wrote:
> > First of all is the use of "Free World" to refer to a certain sector of
> > the world. As the Wikipedia reference says, it was coined during the Cold
> > War to refer to US and other non-communist countries. In case you don't
> > know, during those times the US government and it's agencies not only
> > promoted unfreedomness in Latin America and other countries, but also
> > supported and trained dictatorships that tortured and murderer people por
> > political reasons (Argentina, for instance, has 30.000 missing persons and
> > 500 kids that were illegally adopted by military officers, but only 100 of
> > which were returned to their families during the past 26 years). So "Free
> > World" actually doesn't mean anything like it to us.
When Eben speaks of the "Free World", I take him to mean "the community
of people who so love freedom that they love free software and the
culture of sharing".
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