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"In a world that I feel is sorely lacking true visionaries when it comes to fighting injustice and inequality, I find it refreshing that Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation continue on their own course and promote software freedom in any way they can."

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Created by bridget 12 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 12 years 16 weeks ago
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12 years 16 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago

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Yes! Someone speaking out about

Yes! Someone speaking out about absolute freedom madness.

Freedom should have boundary so we can have freedom.

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Jimbob

12 years 16 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago

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The only problem with this article

The only problem with this article is that the author forgets that the GPL is not there to give _everyone_ freedom. I think a lot of people make the same mistake.

The license is there to give the end user freedom. It is there to prevent the distributors from taken away our freedoms.

But distributors are not really restricted. They have a choice: they can distribute non-GPL'd software.

If a distributor of GPL'd software tries to do so without giving us our freedoms through a loop hole (like with tivo) then the FSF will modify the license to remove the loop holes...

And they've done a good job too. Now the end user is freer than ever before and the distributors are still free to not distribute GPL'd software if they want to take away our freedoms.

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