Free Knowledge requires Free Software and Free File Formats

Posted by AwesomeTux on Jun 26, 2011 8:19 AM EDT; By Jimmy Wales
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"People sometimes ask me why I’m so adamant that Wikipedia must always use free software, even when in some cases it might be the case that proprietary software might be more convenient or better suited for some particular need that we have. After all, the argument goes, our primary mission is to produce free knowledge, not to promote free software, and whlie we might prefer free software on practical grounds (since it is generally best of breed for webserving applications), we should not be sticklers about it."

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