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NewsForge: Christian Endorsement of Free Software Increases

[ Thanks to Marco
Fioretti
for this link. ]

“Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation,
is an atheist. We privately discussed possible affinities with
Christian philosophy while preparing my interview on Scouting and
Free Software. Back then, Stallman wrote to me that ‘indeed, it
seems to me that a sincere Christian must condemn non-free software
as satanic in spirit. If you were Satan, and you wanted to corrode
the bonds of society, what could be more effective than offering
individuals something attractive, profitable or fun, on condition
that they refuse to share it with anyone else?’ For the same
reasons, he added, ‘Christians should reject proprietary software
because it forbids people to express love for their
neighbors…'”

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