"This is the eighth day of an email dialogue with Richard
Stallman on the philosophy of copyright that will be published over
nine days on LinuxPlanet. This dialogue arose from comments that
RMS was kind enough to give me on a two-part article on software
licensing that appeared on LinuxProgramming recently. (Check out
the articles at LinuxProgramming: Software Licenses and Traditional
Copyright Law and Looking at the General Public License and
"For those who are already getting bored with these emails,
you should note that this series on copyright is only the
beginning. There are others between Stallman and me on the
formation of a company by free developers, of free developers, for
a free world that will follow this series. The free company
will be the vehicle for free developers world-wide to band together
to defeat the closed-code, proprietary scourge that threatens to
enslave the world. We should all see by now where closed code will
take us with things like Carnivore, if we don't act soon."
"Unfortunately, it will take over a month to publish all the
emails and unveil the plan. Though some of the emails are boring,
they are necessary, because proprietary must be stopped."
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