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Linux Journal: Bit Prepared II: Richard Stallman Meets the World Scout Bureau

[ Thanks to Marco Fioretti for this
link. ]

“The Free Software Foundation (FSF) promotes computer users’
rights to use, modify and redistribute free (as in freedom,
regardless of price) software and documentation. All around the
world, national and international organizations exist that
independently take their inspiration from the writings of
Baden-Powell, who started Scouting in 1907.

“What could Baden-Powell have in common with FSF? Nothing,
except a few essential ethical principles. In ‘Bit Prepared, Part
I,’ I wrote, ‘[GNU/] Linux and the whole FLOSS movement do appear
as the soul of Scouting made software: the first, if not only, kind
of IT technology that should to Scouts, or used by their
leaders…'”

Complete
Story

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Linux
Journal: Bit Prepared: A Missing Link?
(Apr 16, 2004)