This petition is stopped.
Another action will be launched soon.
When you buy a computer, a telephone, a tablet-pc, etc., you make
your choice first, and then you pay. But meanwhile, quite often you
first pay the licence of an operating system (Microsoft Windows, MacOS,
etc) which you then choose to use or to replace with another one. As a
result, the vast majority of us all use the operating system that mainly
beneficiates from this forced sale. Our addiction is so high that even
those actors that should be neutral in principle help this situation
continue: state, administration, school, city administration, etc. We
are thus technologically very dependent, hence vulnerable. Thanks to
Edward Snowden, it is now established that intelligence agencies modify
hardware (computers, routers, firewalls, etc) and software (Microsoft
Windows, probably all Apple operating systems, probably one GNU-Linux
distribution, etc) to massively listen to communications and illegally
penetrate into computers. In such a context, the least thing for
consumers is to have the choice of the software they want to install or
use (from the BIOS/UEFI and the operating system up to additional software).
In other words, for operating systems and other software too, one must
be able to choose before paying.
More information: http://no.more.racketware.info/en/index
Organizations that promote this petition: http://no.more.racketware.info/petition/support
Posted: 21 March 2014 (Updated: 14 April 2015)