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Free Software Magazine: What Software Freedom Means to Me

Jan 07, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Sugar)

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"I have recently been asked to attend the GPLv3 conference later this month in Boston at MIT, and so I thought this was a good time to share how I personally view the GNU General Public License (GPL), and how it has touched my life.

"Some seem to view software as a closed sphere; meaning that one person or group's success must come at the expense of another's. For those that have this rather selfish and narrow view of a closed world of zero sum games, I guess it makes sense to be able to take software and ideas that others have created, and offer them back with some modifications as proprietary solutions under the exclusive control of one individual or group..."

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