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Nine questions for a great Linux Day (or any other moment)

[ Thanks to M.
Fioretti
for this link. ]

“The organizers of the first Linux presentation in an
Italian shopping center asked me to prepare a short list of
questions to hand out to all the visitors of that shopping center.
They specifically asked for short, very simple questions that would
fit in one page and help everybody, especially people with no
interest at all in software as such, to get a quick idea of some
basic issues, and possibly engage in a discussion. Since such
questions may be useful in any occasion in which you want to
quickly give an idea of what Free Software is all about to people
in the street, here is an English adaptation, published under the
Gnu Free Documentation License. The banner-less, printable version
is here.

“1. Free Software is software that everybody, including schools
and businesses, can legally install, modify, copy and redistribute
without any license cost or complicated paperwork. Did you know
this?

“2. Lots of Free Software programs useful at home, school or in
the office also run on Windows, therefore you can try it without
giving up your other computer habits and preferences. The most
popular examples include OpenOffice (a free alternative to
Microsoft Office), the Firefox Internet browser and the Gimp image
editing program. Have you ever tried any of them?”

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