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Stallman Schools Me on "IP"

Oct 11, 2007, 02:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nancy Scola)

"Finding an email in my inbox from Richard Stallman is not the way I start most mornings, but on a recent morning, there it was. Richard is the force behind the free software movement--the mind behind 'free as in free speech, not free as in free beer.' He took issue with my use of the terms 'intellectual property' and 'intellectual property protections' when referring to Monsanto's seed patents in an article on genetically-modified farming in India and Iraq. Richard was kind enough to allow me to reprint this initial email to me, and I thank him for that..."

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