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NewsForge.com: Sneak preview of GPL v. 3: The business-friendly version

Nov 03, 2000, 03:19 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Ries)

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"There's a widespread belief in certain circles that Richard M. Stallman is a communist. Supposedly, that stems from the view that the founder of the Free Software movement doesn't believe in making money off of software products. However, as with most things, RMS has a theory about that:

"Some people are caught up in seeing everything in terms of how it can affect the possibility of getting rich. If anyone objects to any aspect of their plans for doing this, they ignore the details of that person's views, and see only, 'He doesn't want me to get rich.' " "Those people who buy into the rhetoric about RMS and the Free Software movement may be surprised to learn that his latest effort to revise the GNU General Public License stems from his concerns about making the GPL more business friendly."

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