- Jul 25, 2019
A hardback book doesn’t cause your banking data to be stolen...I blame free software advocates who frequently claim their freedom is an in speech, not as in beer. Software is code, and code is just specially syntactic information.
I'd guess the key thing that makes that code free is it's availability in original form. I'm not convinced all of my data wants to be that available, and at the same time I'm not too concerned whether I transcode a flac file to mp3 for listening on a closed device, or crop a video to remove black bars. Maybe I don't care about data freedom all that much, or maybe I just have a higher level conception about what the data actually is.