InformIT: Free Software Versus Open Source Software
Mar 19, 2007, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Chisnall)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"In the early 1980s, Richard M. Stallman (RMS) was working at
MIT's artificial intelligence lab. The lab had just bought a new
printer from Xerox, and had a few problems with it. With the old
printer, they would have been able to fix the driver code
themselves, but the new printer didn't come with source code.
"This situation led RMS to found the Free Software Foundation
(FSF), an organization dedicated to producing software that granted
users four basic freedoms..."