"The free software movement is a new social movement which aims to protect the rights of users to access and modify software. Although drawing on traditions and philosophies among members of the 1970s hacker culture, Richard Stallman is widely credited with launching the movement in 1983 by founding the GNU Project..."

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Created by can.axis 14 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 8 weeks ago
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14 years 8 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago


Great article, bad story

The free software articles on Wikipedia are usually high-quality, which is great. I downvoted this because this "story" is no more than a link and the very beginning of the article. Maybe I'm in the minority here, but I want to see this site become more than just some links to pages that mention open source.

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14 years 8 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago


Free Software Movement

It seems to me that this is a useful story: please, do not use the term "open source" to describe the free software movement.

For More Information: Why “Open Source” misses the point of Free Software http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html

RMS: "Please do not use the term "open source" to describe what Emacs is in. Emacs is part of the GNU Project, which is part of the free software movement. To call us "open source" is like calling Kucinich a Republican."

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