I don't know what Pope Francis will say to Congress, but here is something he said a year ago in Bolivia:
It seems that with each passing year, corporations more and more take the common customer as a resource to be exploited, “owned” even. Why should I say this? As a direct analogy let's take a look at the Personal Computer – the PC – and its software.
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The driving force behind the Free Software Movement is that software is digital information. Once a moment of creative work is done, the cost of providing a copy to people is very small. And the cost of providing additional copies is close to zero. The gifts of a marginal cost approaching zero, coupled with the easy and intelligent access provided by the internet, have enabled the Free Software Movement along with Open Source Initiative to blossom in importance.
Freedom is a practical matter. Freedom is the ability to do what one wants. For instance, if your printer jams, you are not free to use it to print your document at that point in time. If your printer is free for you to use, that means you can use it as you want. Obviously, freedom is relative to what is possible – for instance, you may want to use your printer as a flying machine, but you are neither able nor free to do that.