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NewsForge: FSF Supports Average Users with High-Priority List

May 02, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is frequently considered an organization for developers rather than end users, but Peter Brown, executive director of the FSF, would disagree. 'We don't just want freedom for software developers,' Brown said in a telephone call interview last month. 'We want freedom for all.' One of the ways that the FSF promotes this goal is with its high-priority project list.

"The list is vaguely reminiscent of the recent Novell survey of applications users would like to see ported to GNU/Linux, but its purpose is more specific--to encourage the development of the tools ordinary users need to run a free system that can do everything a proprietary one can..."

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