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"..RMS’s other mission here is to promote the Free Software Movement. The creator of the GPL...is at pains to correct misunderstandings of what the term free software means and to draw a distinction between it and the open source movement. Free software means software that respects the users’ freedom...Free software means that people are free to cooperate and control their own computing...You don’t find malicious features in free software, because the users are in control...the difference between free software and open source is based on ethical values of freedom and social solidarity. We reject non-free software, regardless of what practical advantages or disadvantages it may have, because one uses it at the price of one’s freedom"

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