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CIO Today: Eternal Vigilance: Making Hard Choices in the Face of Intimidation

Mar 13, 2005, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"Jefferson's dictum that 'the price of freedom is eternal vigilance' has been offered as both rationale and mantra for probably hundreds of distinct political and economic movements, including the Berkeley Free Speech Movement led by Mario Savio in the early to mid 1960s.

"I haven't seen it quoted with respect to Linux, open source and the Free Software Foundation, but it might be time to remember Jefferson's advice with respect to Stallman's 'information wants to be free...'"

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