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Mar 02, 2001, 19:28 (64 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)

"So now we have Richard M. Stallman likening the GNU General Public License to the Declaration of Independence."

"Well, the GPL is written in English, and it was composed in the United States, and it has a few words in common with the work of Jefferson, Franklin, and Adams, but to liken the two documents is a laughable exercise in megalomania."

"In his little essay "The GNU GPL and the American Way," Stallman tells us, "The Free Software Movement was founded in 1984, but its inspiration comes from the ideals of 1776." This is true if the inspiration is derived from a desire to confound those ideals."

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