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Boston Globe: For programmers, it's principle vs. Linux riches

Dec 13, 1999, 15:32 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hiawatha Bray)

"A couple of years ago, software engineer Eric Raymond was a lonely voice crying in the wilderness. Last week, the Malvern, Pa., resident became rich enough to buy his own forest."

"Richard Stallman, the renowned Cambridge software designer, also could have cashed in, but he turned down the chance as a matter of principle."

"Raymond and Stallman are friends, rivals, and leaders of the most powerful movement in the computer business this year..."

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