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.

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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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