"Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software
Foundation, and creator of the General Public Licence, used the
term free software to push his belief that software should give the
user four rights: freedom to run the program for any purpose; to
study the source code and then change it if one wishes; freedom to
help one's neighbour and freedom to re-distribute the software.
"But these rights have often got in the way of businesses doing
deals. The GPL has been the object of much fear, uncertainty and
doubt, with people describing it as "viral".
"In what is reminiscent of what was gone through when the OSD
was released 10 years go, Raymond has come out with a short article
detailing why he thinks there is an economic case against the