How can I, a public university employee at the bottom of the totem pole, start working today to try and end the University's dependence (read: wholly ensnared state) on proprietary, corporate owned/backed software?

Anybody know of any orgs that work on this, or have any experience fighting this kind of thing?

It makes for a very depressing state of affairs, being so reliant on these capitalist structures.



My approach is to seek out and offer mutual support to those already using free software as free software. Haven't gotten much further than that ...

I offer support to friends considering and/or using #FreeSoftware and open culture. #IDAD is next week. I recently preached to a strange in a cafe; he saw me typing into a laptop with the screen turned off, and asked what I was doing. So, I told him of my distro, the #GNU the #Linux kernel, and things. At one point, he said "But, linux is hard to use", to which I anssered "Do you have an Android phone"? Oh.... Had we more time, I'd have turned the screen on and shown him the programs I carry 'round with me.
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