Monthly Archive for December, 2014

Toward a better world: priorities in free software and privacy projects

Two weeks ago the Free Software Foundation announced a review of their High Priority Projects list in which the FSF is asking for input from the public. Per the request, there are a number of projects that I feel “are important for increasing the adoption and use of free software and free software operating systems“, which I’ll be discussing here. Along with those, there are a number of other projects I’ve been thinking of over the last couple years that don’t fit into the free software category per se, but would be societally beneficial nonetheless.

FSF High Priority logo

As well as providing input for the FSF’s HPP list, the list of projects here serves as a record of items I would work on given enough time. Since I probably won’t be able to work on all of them, it seems best if I just publish the list, both so that people can think about projects new to them or in new ways, and so that others can see reasons to work on important projects and hopefully make some of these dreams a reality.
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