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  5. <title>Testimonials - I Love Free Software</title>
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  9. <h1>Why they love Free Software</h1>
  10. <!--1 BARBIERI Massimo-->
  11. <div class="testimonial" style="margin-bottom:3em">
  12. <img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/barbieri.jpg"/>
  13. <p><em>""A few decades ago the word "Freedom" had a very different meaning than
  14. today. We live in a digital society in which many aspects of our lives, and of
  15. our Freedom, go through a digital medium. Having full control of the software we
  16. use is therefore the only way to achieve full control of our Freedom. I love
  17. Free Software because I take care of my Freedom.""</em><br/>
  18. <strong>Massimo Barbieri</strong>, Member of the
  19. <a href="">LUG Scandiano</a> and
  20. Fellow of
  21. FSFE
  22. </p>
  23. </div>
  24. <!--2 CONSONNI Christian-->
  25. <div class="testimonial" style="margin-bottom:3em">
  26. <img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/consonni_sm.jpg"/>
  27. <p><em>"I love free software because it empowers people, free software puts
  28. you in condition to do things you could not do before, because it
  29. increases your knowledge and renders you more aware of your
  30. possibilities. I discovered free software at university, and since
  31. then a whole world has unfolded for me; and it is there, waiting to be
  32. used and waiting for another contributor. With free software I have
  33. done something that, before, I did much less: learning! I have learned
  34. not only more about computer science but also valuable skills for my
  35. studies and my job. So I have to say a big "Thank you" to all the
  36. people who are spending their time and providing us with great
  37. software."</em><br/>
  38. <strong>Christian Consonni</strong>, vice-president of Wikimedia Italy.
  39. </p>
  40. </div>
  41. <!--3 GRATZER Franz-->
  42. <div class="testimonial" style="margin-bottom:3em">
  43. <p><img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/gratzer_sm.jpg"/>
  44. <em>"As a web designer I spend most of the time working on computers.
  45. Usability is a big issue for me. And a very important part of usability
  46. is the compliance with well defined open standards because every program
  47. can be built to support these norms. It's insane not comply with them if
  48. you want to provide a diverse audience with a certain design and a clear
  49. and reliable interaction. Free software is built around open standards.
  50. Unfortunately big proprietary software vendors ignore those standards
  51. building solutions which work for their own products only. I don't want
  52. to support this greed and take a stand for reasoning and cooperation by
  53. using free software and supplying media in formats which can be accessed
  54. freely without the need to accept unfavourable limitations."</em><br/>
  55. <strong>Franz Gratzer</strong>, active for veganism, the environment and <a href="">Fellow of the FSFE</a></p>
  56. </div>
  57. <!--4 JELMORINI, Nicola-->
  58. <div class="testimonial" style="margin-bottom:3em">
  59. <img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/jelmorini_sm.jpg"/>
  60. <p><em>"The reason why "I love Free Software" it's in the phrase itself.
  61. Be free is important, be free to manage my computer as I want is important,
  62. be free to learn always something from other fellows is important, be free
  63. to teach always something to other fellows is important.
  64. All of this is possible only with Free Software, and since I joined the
  65. cause, I couldn't live without anymore.
  66. Linux, Ubuntu, Gnome, LibreOffice, Gimp, Blender, Chromium, just to name
  67. few, and many more free software that I use every day, allows me do what I
  68. want, in the way I want.
  69. No matter if I have to write a document, do some calculations, write
  70. software code, create some graphics, or simply enjoy a game or watch a
  71. film. Free Software it's always there with a simple and effective solution
  72. for me in any field."</em><br/>
  73. <strong>Nicola Jelmorini.</strong>
  74. </p>
  75. </div>
  76. <!--5 KRETSCHMANN Kai-->
  77. <div class="testimonial" style="margin-bottom:3em">
  78. <img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/kkretschmann_sm.jpg"/>
  79. <p><em>"I like, support and need "Free Software".
  80. it is s fundamental part of the internet as we know it, a basic
  81. precondition of a free Internet and even supports in some way the
  82. democracy around the world.
  83. Free Software isn't only a cheap way to get a word-clone. It is a
  84. political statement and even a religion for some developers."</em><br/>
  85. <strong>Kai Kretschmann</strong><!--,proud supporter of FSFE, active
  86. Pirate-Party-Member in Germany
  87. and Developer day&amp;night.-->
  88. </p>
  89. </div>
  90. <!--6 OBERG Jonas-->
  91. <div class="testimonial">
  92. <img src="/about/oberg/avatar.jpg"/>
  93. <p>"On Valentines Day, the Society for Free Culture and Software, extends their
  94. love to projects such as Audacity, GIMP, Inkscape and other audiovisual tools.
  95. These tools form the backbone of the infrastructure needed to support free
  96. culture and while Free Culture could technically exist independently of Free
  97. Software, the two movements share a common philosophy of freedom which make the
  98. two inseparable. Without Free Software, our activities would be so much more
  99. difficult to carry out, and no Free Culture project would be able to enjoy the
  100. full freedoms without the infrastructure created by Free Software projects such
  101. as those outlined before. To everyone engaged in supporting this
  102. infrastructure: thank you! We love you!"<br/>
  103. — <strong>Jonas Oberg</strong>, <a href="">Society for Free
  104. Culture and Software (Föreningen fri kultur och programvara)</a></p>
  105. </div>
  106. <!--7 RUSU Valentin -->
  107. <div class="testimonial" style="margin-bottom:3em">
  108. <img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/rusu_sm.jpg"/>
  109. <p><em>"Why I love Free Software? Because it let's me do cool things whithout
  110. having to
  111. work in some big USA-based software company. "</em><br/>
  112. <strong>Valentin Rusu</strong>
  113. </p>
  114. </div>
  115. <!--8 SCHUMACHER Cornelius-->
  116. <div class="testimonial">
  117. <img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/schumacher.jpg"/>
  118. <p>Free Software is central to everything KDE does and without Free Software KDE
  119. software could not exist.<br/>
  120. KDE relies overwhelmingly on volunteer contributions from people all around
  121. the world who, initially, do not know one another. Free Software provides the
  122. social contract that makes such contributions possible, as our volunteers know
  123. they are helping to create a common good that can be shared by all.<br/>
  124. Free Software and the shared purpose it creates also gives KDE its distinctive
  125. non-hierarchical meritocratic structure. Without the principles of Free
  126. Software, KDE would need centralised control of the software copyrights and,
  127. in turn, a set of leaders determining the direction of the software we
  128. produce. Our contributors would have less ability to try out new ideas, to
  129. work on the things that really matter to them and, above all, to be Free.<br/>
  130. Without Free Software, there would be no KDE. Free Software gives KDE life.
  131. KDE loves Free Software.<br/>
  132. — <strong>Cornelius Schumacher</strong>, <a href="">President
  133. of KDE e.V.</a> </p>
  134. </div>
  135. <!--9 WOOLFREY Chris-->
  136. <div class="testimonial" style="margin-bottom:3em">
  137. <p><img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/woolfrey_sm.jpg"/>
  138. <em>"I love Free Software because it presents an alternative when it feels like
  139. there can never be an alternative."</em><br/>
  140. <strong>Chris Woolfrey</strong><!--, Journalist and Fiction writer.-->
  141. </p>
  142. </div>
  143. <!--10 ZACCHIROLI Stefano-->
  144. <div class="testimonial" style="margin-bottom:3em">
  145. <img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/zack_sm.jpg"/>
  146. <p><em>"I love Free Software because we depend more and more upon software, in
  147. every moment of our lives. It is software that handles our email and
  148. social network activities when we communicate; it is software that
  149. controls our ovens and fridges when to prepare our meals; it is software
  150. that drives cars and airplanes when we travel around the world; it is
  151. software that keeps many of us alive when we need hospital equipment or
  152. bio-medical devices like pacemakers. A world without Free Software
  153. means being held hostage by proprietary software authors that run our
  154. lives. I love Free Software because it can set us free."</em><br/>
  155. <strong>Dr. Stefano Zacchiroli</strong>, Debian Project Leader, Scientist and Free Software Developer
  156. </p>
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  160. "I use free software because it's safe from compagny malwares and it
  161. doesn't pesker me all the time with limitations due to licences."</p>
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  163. Michel Kapel
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  166. <!--11 ZUTHER Martin-->
  167. <div class="testimonial" style="margin-bottom:3em">
  168. <p><img src="/campaigns/ilovefs/2012/photos/mzuther_sm.jpg"/>
  169. <em>"I love free software because it's like a car that comes with complete service
  170. manual and every tool you might ever need -- I can repair it and even add new
  171. features myself! If I do, other users may benefit from my changes, and if
  172. I can't, there's always a community that is more than willing to help."</em><br/>
  173. <strong>Martin Zuther</strong>
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