I am about to start something very important for FOSS. Will you join me?
Welcome back everyone. If you didn’t get a chance to do so, read the latest post from helios entitled, “Cutting the Velvet Chain.” It was newly revised and updated, with Serendipity, which apparently screws with a thing or two on one’s own blog. I know how that is. Recently, 1and1 did an upgrade of WordPress (or at least, got rid of their 1and1 theme), thus causing me to have to re-enable Rich Text style editing, which is what I liked about WordPress in the first place. Oh well, I digress.
The important thing that needs to be said now is quite simple: The work starts now. The Tux Project is a good place to go and look at ideas and chime in on your opinion. Brainstorming sessions are a great idea, and I hope many ideas come out of that Project. I capitalized the P for a good reason… it’s a very important project. However, action must follow the ideas. I came up with an idea of my own, and I’m not going to throw it into the Tux Project ring. Why? It’s simple: Teamwork. If too many people are throwing ideas into the ring and are not following through with any of them, everything stops dead in its tracks eventually. Not good. I have an idea and a plan, and I’m following through with it. Multiple actions are required in order to succeed in the promotion of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Brainstorming is one of them.
The plan I’m promoting is quite simple: planting the seeds. I have done so here, here, and here. The next part of the plan is to start doing it on a bigger scale. How? The people on all three of those links, two of them being from the same site, have not only migrated away in some instances, but have also expressed interest. These are people who are the “Stick it to the Man” variety. How can they do so if they’re using The Man’s software and applications. So starting tomorrow, I’ll be giving a certain radio talk show a call, and I’ll let people know how things go. I am also calling for other people to contact radio talk show hosts, no matter their leanings. It’s very easy to tailor your argument to their point of view, which I will elaborate on within a few days. For now, go to this site:
And look at the list of talk show hosts they have. The call in number for most of their programs are 1-800-259-9231! I will be starting with The Power Hour tomorrow by calling in and suggesting that they start talking about FOSS. If you listen to other forms of radio, such as mainstream AM/FM, XM, or Sirius, call in to their shows. I don’t care if it’s Alex Jones or Rush Limbaugh. I don’t care if it’s Fox Radio or Air America! People need to know that they do in fact have a choice in what software can run on their computers! You already have the tools to convince most of these hosts to seriously think about it. Now, I have one question to end, which is the same one when I began: Will you join me?