Ive seen a lot of chatter on and for weeks in the Fediverse that software freedom only makes sense if everyone can code.

People seem to forget that Stallman has proposed extensively that people ought to be able to contract, negotiate or otherwise work with programmers to get their desired features/fixes in code. There never was and never has been an expectation for most people to be programmers.


@trashHeap I wonder whether the same people think that the freedom of the press only matters if everyone is a journalist? Or that freedom of speech only matters if everyone has something really important and world changing to say? Or that the right to repair only matters if everyone is a mechanic? That's typically the questions I ask back in such discussions.

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