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Free software and the necessity for idealism

May 24, 2012, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Hillesley)

Free software is sometimes characterised as extremist because it is implacable and accepts no compromise. Richard Stallman has a simple explanation for why taking and holding a position is important to the long term uptake of an idea which was often dismissed as unrealistic and impractical.

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