How can I, a public university employee at the bottom of the totem pole, start working today to try and end the University's dependence (read: wholly ensnared state) on proprietary, corporate owned/backed software?

Anybody know of any orgs that work on this, or have any experience fighting this kind of thing?

It makes for a very depressing state of affairs, being so reliant on these capitalist structures.

@gabe I'm biased, but I'd say through organizing with your other coworkers through the Industrial Workers of the World

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@olivebranch I need to look into this. We have a fledgling (and largely powerless) campus workers union that's trying to get started, but here in the deep south of the US there's little room for workers protecting themselves.

@gabe I would be more than glad to talk more about the union or answer any questions as well

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