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Osc Richard Stallman

Osc Richard Stallman

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richard stallman is one of the greatest software developer of recent times... he is the pioneer of Open Source concepts and the author of "emacs".. the best word processor to-date... read this series of short monographs on how the he fought single handedly the Copyright evil... and gave and alternate meaning to software development
richard stallman is one of the greatest software developer of recent times... he is the pioneer of Open Source concepts and the author of "emacs".. the best word processor to-date... read this series of short monographs on how the he fought single handedly the Copyright evil... and gave and alternate meaning to software development

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Free Software, Free Society:
Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman
Introduction by Lawrence Lessig
Edited by Joshua Gay
GNU Press
www.gnupress.org
Free Software Foundation
Boston, MA USA
First printing, \ufb01rst edition.
Copyright\u00a9 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

ISBN 1-882114-98-1
Published by the Free Software Foundation
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Boston, MA Tel: 1-617-542-5942

Fax: 1-617-542-2652
Email: gnu@gnu.org
Web: www.gnu.org

GNU Press is an imprint of the FSF.

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Please contact the GNU Press for information regarding bulk purchases for class-

room or user group use, reselling, or any other questions or comments.
Original artwork by Etienne Suvasa. Cover design by Jonathan Richard.
Permission is granted to make and distribute verbatim copies of this book provided

the copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved on all copies.
Permission is granted to copy and distribute modi\ufb01ed versions of this book under
the conditions for verbatim copying

Permission is granted to copy and distribute translations of this book into another language, from the original English, with respect to the conditions on distribution of modi\ufb01ed versions above, provided that it has been approved by the Free Software Foundation.

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Short Contents
Editor\u2019s Note................................................
1
A Note on Software..........................................
3
Topic Guide................................................
7
Introduction................................................
9
Section One...............................................
13
1
The GNU Project.......................................
15
2
The GNU Manifesto.....................................
31
3
Free Software De\ufb01 nition.................................
41
4
Why Software Should Not Have Owners.....................
45
5
What\u2019s in a Name?......................................
51
6
Why \u201cFree Software\u201d is Better than \u201cOpen Source\u201d............
55
7
Releasing Free Software if You Work at a University...........
61
8
Selling Free Software....................................
63
9
Free Software Needs Free Documentation....................
67
10 Free Software Song.....................................
69
Section Two...............................................
71
11 The Right to Read.......................................
73
12 Misinterpreting Copyright\u2014A Series of Errors................
77
13 Science Must \u2018Push\u2019 Copyright Aside.......................
87
14 What is Copyleft?.......................................
89
15 Copyleft: Pragmatic Idealism..............................
91
16 The Danger of Software Patents............................
95
Section Three.............................................
113
17 Can You Trust Your Computer?...........................
115
18 Why Software Should Be Free............................
119
19 Copyright and Globalization in the Age of Computer Networks..
133
20 Free Software: Freedom and Cooperation...................
155
21 Words to Avoid........................................
187
Section Four..............................................
193
GNU General Public License.................................
195
GNU Lesser General Public License...........................
203

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