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 Tell me if you figure out good solutions. I haven't gotten past "use alternatives".

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@jaranta Will do! I push for alternatives every chance I get, but it's difficult to do in many cases due to the University's dependence kind of pushing everyone else to depend on the same stacks, less they risk becoming incompatible or unsupported.

Slow and steady, though, I suppose.

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