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Stallman: Students Should Be Taught to Share With The Class

Oct 23, 2007, 03:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Richard Stallman, in receiving an honorary Doctorate from Italy's University of Pavia, brought back memories of the basic primary school principle that students bringing cookies to class should bring enough for everyone.

"In his speech, Richard Stallman discussed how innovation can impact individuals and society for better or for worse. He pointed out the negative innovation of bringing criminal charges against fishermen for rescuing distressed migrants at sea. Such innovations directly affect our freedom. Stallman went on to pose the question he considers most vital when considering technological innovations: 'How does this affect our freedom? How does this affect our social solidarity...?'"

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