What we need to do is ensure we provide a way for an MP to learn more,
including an email address to set up a meeting. Some constituents will be
willing to be that person, and other people might want one of us to help.
It is quite possible that most MPs won't understand what we are talking
about, with this wording being a great start of a conversation that we need
to ensure we are ready to continue.
I'm here in Ottawa, and willing to meet in parliamentary offices if that
On Feb 25, 2012 8:32 PM, "Richard Stallman" <rms@gnu....> wrote:
> First, please forgive me for taking 5 days to respond.
> Your plan for a letter writing campaign is a good idea. The sentence
> This bill puts digital handcuffs on the computers and other
> technology which Canadians depend on for work and personal reasons.
> is somewhat simplistic. Maybe that is ok, but I'd feel better saying
> This bill makes it illegal to break the digital handcuffs that
> many modern computers and software place on their users. Please
> don't let the US turn our computers into prison guards.
> What do you think of that text? Want to propose a modified version?
> Something else?
> Do you think any more is needed beyond that?
> Once you have text that is suitable, please go ahead with this. Would
> you like to publish it, or should the FSF do so? Either way is ok with
> If you post it, the FSF will publicize the campaign using its mailing
> lists and web sites. We can also ask Public Knowledge and some other
> organizations to support it.
> Dr Richard Stallman
> President, Free Software Foundation
> 51 Franklin St
> Boston MA 02110
> www.fsf.org www.gnu.org
> Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
> Use free telephony http://directory.fsf.org/category/tel/ >