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Why software should be free

Lino is free software. You can run a Lino site completely without our help.

While this might seem utopic at first glance, it is actually an important strategical choice.

Using free software does not make you free from business partners to whom you trust your software needs, but it is the only strategy that permits a sovereign choice of these partners.

It is true that this freedom has a price. Using free software is neither cheaper nor easier than using proprietary software. But the more your everyday life depends on computers, the more it is important to ask who controls these computers.

Free software is to computers what democracy is to society. Using proprietary software for managing your business-critical valuable information means to accept dictature.

Software must be free because our sovereignty is inalienable.

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