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FLORA.ca: Make It Legal: Don't Litigate, Use Creative Licensing

Mar 11, 2004, 07:00 (9 Talkback[s])


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"FLORA Community Consulting wishes to announce the 'Make it legal: don't litigate, use creative licensing' campaign to encourage software authors, musicians, and other creators of works of the mind to use Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) and Creative Commons licensing.

"In March 2002, Roaring Penguin Software Inc. started a campaign called 'Stay Legal - Use Free Software.' CAAST, the Canadian Alliance against Software Theft, has been promoting a truce for businesses and organizations with improperly-licensed software. We believe the best way to manage improperly-licensed software is to switch to Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS - 'free' as in 'free speech,' not as in 'free beer.') where license maintenance is much simpler, and there are no per-desk, per-user or per-server obligations..."

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