Interview: Eben Moglen - Freedom vs. The Cloud Log
Mar 19, 2010, 13:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)
"Free software has won: practically all of the biggest and most
exciting Web companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter run on it.
But it is also in danger of losing, because those same services now
represent a huge threat to our freedom as a result of the vast
stores of information they hold about us, and the in-depth
surveillance that implies.
"Better than almost anyone, Eben Moglen knows what's at stake.
He was General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation for 13
years, and helped draft several versions of the GNU GPL. As well as
being Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, he is the Founding
Director of the Software Freedom Law Center. And he has an
ambitious plan to save us from those seductive but
freedom-threatening Web service companies. He explained to Glyn
Moody what the problem is, and how we can fix it.: