Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Russia rights groups get help from Microsoft

Patrick Ball and I have often discussed the risks to social justice groups from using unlicensed proprietary software. A government could suppress a group using "piracy" as a reason, rather than criticism of the government. We've seen this happen in places like Russia.

That's why it's heartening to read an article like this in the Christian Science Monitor, Russia rights groups get help from unlikely champion: Microsoft. It doesn't help Microsoft to be associated with suppression of environmental and human rights groups, and it's great to see them do the right thing!

No comments: