[Linux-aus] Fwd: [FC-discuss] Volunteering for FreeCulture.org

Janet Hawtin lucychili at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 14:20:54 UTC 2007

> > veering onto a tangent, I'm pretty sure I have (more than) enough
> > american 'culture' (second oxymoron alert!) to deal with, without it
> > being 'free'. Though, you do get what you pay for... ;')

Guess I am surprised to hear these thoughts here.
The free we are talking about is the same kind of free as in liberty.
You can pay money for a book which is licensed freely and downloadable.
I see that as paying for the book and the right to participate combined.
I buy doctorow's books, lessigs books, would buy other books using the
same model.

When folks mentioned free software on the free culture list there were
some folks who said what do those people have to do with us. Perhaps
it is because i am a grapho myself that I can't see how we can think
about one without the other.

Access to knowledge, free culture, free software are all efforts to
shift our means of doing business and community so that restriction is
not the core of the business model. Participation is core.

Brian Fitzgerald at QUT is one of our home grown Free Culture folk

He also attended the Access2Knowledge conference at Yale recently

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