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LinuxPlanet: Stallman/Stanco: A Dialogue on Copyright Law and Free/Open Source Software (Part 6)

Jul 20, 2000, 15:52 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Stanco)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"This is the sixth day of an email dialogue with Richard Stallman on the philosophy of copyright that will be published over nine days on LinuxPlanet. This dialogue arose from comments that RMS was kind enough to give me on a two-part article on software licensing that appeared on LinuxProgramming recently."

"[Stanco]:

> Where's the freedom, when they have no choice but to "cooperate."

[Stallman]: You must have misunderstood what I said. I do not believe anyone should be forced to cooperate. I believe everyone should be free to cooperate; specifically, free to share and change software. To secure this freedom for you, we must stop anyone from taking it away from you--by copyrights or by any other means."

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