Forbes: Free vs. Open
Mar 22, 2006, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Lyons)
"Forbes: It seems the debate over GPLv3 is pushing
people to choose between the 'free software' camp and the 'open
source' camp. Do you think that's the case?
"Stallman: I'm glad that the DRM provisions of
GPLv3 have promoted the debate about DRM, but their purpose is not
simply to send a message. Their main purpose is to protect the
freedom of every user of our software. Free software means that
you, the user, have four essential freedoms: 0) Freedom to run the
software as you wish; 1) Freedom to study the source code and
change it to do what you wish; 2) Freedom to make copies and
redistribute them, when you wish; and 3) Freedom to distribute
modified versions, when you wish..."