Successful Resistance Against Nonfree Software

Our aim in this section is to show examples of how people have successfully resisted and replaced nonfree software in educational institutions by various means, such as by talking to schools administrators and by setting up freedom and privacy respecting platforms for remote education.

Some of the items below include examples of web-based videoconferencing software. We have verified that in some cases they require to run nonfree JavaScript code to be usable. The GNU Project warns against the JavaScript trap and is providing guidance to the developers of these platforms so that they can either eliminate it entirely or free the code.

If you would like to set up an instance of Jitsi Meet on your own server, we recommend that you do NOT install the standard release, because it does not indicate clearly the licensing of the JavaScript code. Instead, install the FSF's cleaned-up version of Jitsi Meet, which does clearly state the licensing.