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Don Rosenberg's review of Larry Rosen's book, Open Source Licensing, did double-duty as a platform for FUD about the GNU GPL. The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL for short) was not the first free software license, but was the first to embody the concept of 'copyleft': the requireme...
The defeat of the EU software patenting directive, writes Richard Stallman, only provides a breathing space, in which programmers and consumers should gather forces. This battle has implications far beyond the software field. Our years-long fight has shown how undemocratic the EU is. I...
Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation, contends that the FSF's views have been misrepresented elsewhere by Maureen O'Gara and hastens to set the record straight: 'The idea that the GNU General Public License would never stand up in court is sheer fantasy,' he writ...
'Last year IBM took a significant step forward in cooperation with the free software community by offering blanket licenses for 500 of its patents to all free software developers,' writes Richard Stallman. He continues: 'Recently Sun made an announcement that superficially seems simila...
Richard Stallman has done it again. 'Don't put your free software in shackles,' he urges, referring to the fact that, while a developer's program may be free, it can be 'trapped' - that is, restricted by non-free software that it depends on. 'The reliable way to avoid the Java Trap,' S...
It was twenty years ago today, writes Richard Stallman, that I quit my job at MIT to begin developing a free software operating system, GNU.
Computer users need to be taught to value freedom, says Richard Stallman, so they will defend it - and recognizing the value of freedom yourself is the first step in helping to do this.
'Since Joe Barr's article criticized my dealings with SIGLINUX, I would like to set the record straight about what actually occurred, and state my reasons.' (1,900 words)