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The Guardian: 'A Lawyer Who Is Also Idealist--How Refreshing'

Mar 31, 2006, 13:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"At least 10% more programming effort is being poured into software released under the General Public Licence (GPL)--the legal underpinning of three-quarters of all free software such as the Linux operating system - than the combined output of all the programmers in Microsoft.

"So says Eben Moglen, who has been analysing the coding hours per week people have done. And he should know: this hacker lawyer has for the past 12 years been official guardian of the GPL, and is overseeing the important process of crafting version 3 of what amounts to a constitution for the world of free software..."

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