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OSNews: Regarding Stallman's Vision

Nov 09, 2004, 02:00 (6 Talkback[s])

" From time to time I get the feeling I should express my opinion about the whole Open source / Free software movement, Linux and all that stuff and this time I'm actually doing that. The spark was yet another Richard Stallman interview you can read here . I'm mixed about Stallman too though I don't know everything he said or wrote. I'm mostly mixed because of a few interviews I read. My real opinion is I don't agree with him about many things but since he contributed to start and make this movement grow, I'm mixed about saying he was (or is) somewhat wrong.

"The first thing I don't understand about Stallman ideology (or philosophy) is the very concept of free software he expresses (you can read about it in that interview). Now, I can say I'm truly against any Intellectual Property concept (though I think a wise use of IP can contribute to destroy IP itself) but I really don't understand why Stallman keeps on talking about freedom about software only..."

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