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LinuxPlanet: Stallman/Stanco: A Dialogue on Copyright Law and Free/Open Source Software (Part 9)

Jul 25, 2000, 13:47 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Stanco)

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"The problem is more complicated than that. Sometimes doing the right thing brings a risk of personal harm (or people think it does). In such a situation, they may be scared to do the right thing. If the feeling in their consciences bothers them too much, they may convince themselves that the wrong thing is ok, so that their consciences shut up."

"This is one way that a social movement can make a difference: seeing other people doing the right thing will encourage people to do the right thing themselves."

"...Proprietary software is normally based on force of law and armies; there is no reason we should not use those against them, if we can."

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