Stallman Schools Me on “IP”

“Finding an email in my inbox from Richard Stallman is not the
way I start most mornings, but on a recent morning, there it was.
Richard is the force behind the free software movement–the mind
behind ‘free as in free speech, not free as in free beer.’ He took
issue with my use of the terms ‘intellectual property’ and
‘intellectual property protections’ when referring to Monsanto’s
seed patents in an article on genetically-modified farming in India
and Iraq. Richard was kind enough to allow me to reprint this
initial email to me, and I thank him for that…”


Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis