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It's Time to Consider Open Source Software [Parts 1 & 2]

Jun 11, 2007, 23:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Pfaffman)

From Part 1:

"In 1985, Richard Stallman, a computer programmer, released 'The GNU Manifesto,' in which he proclaimed a golden rule: One must share computer programs. Software vendors required him to agree to license agreements that forbade sharing programs with others, but he refused to 'break solidarity' with other computer users whom he assumed also wanted to use free software.

"Many people are surprised to hear that Stallman's free software dream has been realized. This paper makes the case that using only free software has considerable economic, technical, political, pedagogical and moral advantages--and surprisingly few frustrations..."

Complete Story (Part 1)

Complete Story (Part 2)

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