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Wired Magazine: Free, As in Beer

Sep 07, 2006, 23:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lawrence Lessig)

"Ever since the birth of the free software movement, its defenders have struggled to explain just what 'free software' is. If it is free, how do coders eat? And how do businesses that support the software--IBM, Hewlett-Packard--make any money from it?

"The standard answer has been a slogan: 'Think free,' the movement's founder, Richard Stallman puts it, 'as in free speech, not free beer...'"

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