Free Software vs. Software-as-a-Service: Is the GPL Too Weak for the Web?
May 29, 2008, 01:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"You've read the GPL's preamble, you can name the Four Freedoms,
and you do your best to keep proprietary bits off our computers.
But what's the future of free software in the era of Flickr, Google
Apps, and Facebook?
"The term free software was defined by Richard Stallman. We know
Stallman as the founder of the GNU Project, the author of the
General Public License, and founder of the Free Software
Foundation. Stallman defined free software this way: not by the
price of the software, but by the freedoms it accords to its