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Forbes: Free vs. Open

Mar 22, 2006, 16:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Lyons)

"Forbes: It seems the debate over GPLv3 is pushing people to choose between the 'free software' camp and the 'open source' camp. Do you think that's the case?

"Stallman: I'm glad that the DRM provisions of GPLv3 have promoted the debate about DRM, but their purpose is not simply to send a message. Their main purpose is to protect the freedom of every user of our software. Free software means that you, the user, have four essential freedoms: 0) Freedom to run the software as you wish; 1) Freedom to study the source code and change it to do what you wish; 2) Freedom to make copies and redistribute them, when you wish; and 3) Freedom to distribute modified versions, when you wish..."

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