Broadcom BCM4313 Tragedy

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I wish Broadcom Company would re-release all codes (driver + firmware + docs + everything) for BCM4313 wireless device as free software publicly so nobody will be forced to install the proprietary software such as b43-fwcutter and bcmwl-kernel-source. We Free Software Community principally wish not to use any device that doesn’t respect our freedom, the right to not use proprietary software. When we buy a device, it’s our rights to run that device perfectly (thus, repair it if it doesn’t), so it’s our right to receive the source code of all codes related to that device as free software. By not doing this you don’t respect our rights, and that hurts for us.

While somebody using 100% free Trisquel System but he/she is forced to install those proprietary firmware just to make the BCM4313 WLAN works, this is a tragedy for us. This broke our principles and this hurts.

I wish to you Broadcom Company treat all your buyers equally and not leaving us Free Software Community by forcing us to use proprietary software. My community and I could not promote your product BCM4313 as long as it could not be used without proprietary firmware. I wish Broadcom Company see examples of wifi devices that respect user’s freedom and sell to us new BCM4313 and such products that respects our freedom. I won’t hold myself to promote your products to my community and to all computer users (and I will ask my friends to promote them, too) if you Broadcom Company did it. Thank you.

If you Broadcom Company wish to help us, here’s some good links:

So to Broadcom Company I wish you to help us by re-releasing as free software the BCM4313 firmware (and all codes related) for all buyers.

For you the users of Broadcom products and especially BCM4313 users I inform you that this device doesn’t respect your freedom. It forces you to accept and to use proprietary software (thus, if you’re a social being, to promote proprietary to your friends). It means the Broadcom Company deliberately not released the firmware as free software (so your GNU/Linux cannot run it). I could not promote this device to you and I wish you also would not promote it to your friends.

If you the users wish to buy hardware devices that respect your freedom, here are good links:


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Perkembangan Kursus Online GNU/Linux September 2017

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Alhamdulillah, Sekolah Online yang saya dirikan bernama Teknoplasma, menunjukkan hasil yang sangat bagus di bulan September ini. Di sisi pendapatan, alhamdulillah, saya dapat menghasilkan uang darinya. Padahal, Anda tahu sendiri Telegram biasanya cuma dipakai untuk chatting dan oot tidak jelas. Dengan Teknoplasma saya buktikan bahwa Telegram bisa dipakai mencari nafkah. Di sisi pengajaran, alhamdulillah, para peserta Teknoplasma kini makin kenal dengan free software dan GNU. Mereka sudah mulai bisa membedakan mana GNU, mana Linux, mana GNU/Linux. Ini yang saya mau dengan Proyek FSA terdahulu dan kini terwujud dengan Teknoplasma. Di sisi komunitas, alhamdulillah, peserta kini makin baik dalam menerapkan tata krama berforum & berkomunikasi, mulai membangun komunitas yang waras dan beradab. Kesimpulannya, bulan September ini kursus online saya mencapai kemajuan mencolok dan menjadi titik penting dalam sejarahnya. Alhamdulillah.


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Pakailah LibreOffice di Semua OS

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Penggunaan format dokumen Microsoft Office (MSO) seperti .docx merugikan kita pengguna free software. Langkanya jumlah pengguna mahir LibreOffice itu akibat MSO. Dengan memakai MSO Anda memperkecil komunitas free software, dengan mendukung format dokumennya (docx xlsx pptx) Anda mematikan LibreOffice. Mempromosikan formatnya berarti memaksa orang lain untuk beli MSO + Windows, karena dokumennya hanya bisa dibuka di MSO, dan MSO hanya untuk Windows. Ini merugikan komunitas. Sebaliknya, LibreOffice free software bisa dipasang di Windows dan GNU/Linux, dokumennya (odt ods odp) bisa dibuka di semua OS. Maka stop MSO, stop formatnya, minta dosen Anda beralih ke LibreOffice. Pasanglah LibreOffice di Windows dan GNU/Linux. Unduh LibreOffice gratis di https://libreoffice.org/download.


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Upgrading di Ubuntu Artful

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Hari ini 16 September 2017 saya lakukan apt-get upgrade lagi di Artful saya. Ini makan data 160MB dengan kecepatan rata-rata 300KB/s dari Kambing UI dengan total unduhan 195 biji paket. Sebab upgrade ialah GNOME 3.26 baru rilis kemarin sementara saya sedang menulis artikel GNOME Tweaks 3.25.92 di Ubuntubuzz. Baru bisa nulis malam ini, ternyata 3.26 telah tersedia. Alhamdulillah.

Perhatikan angka 3.26

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