Free Software’s Anti-Steve

“We now know what happens when big hairy software coders work
with big hairy lawyers. The result, understandably, is anything but
slick. Meet GPLv3, the free software movement’s latest legal tool
to keep their code from being fenced in.

“At least its author, Richard Stallman, has pluck. The coder and
richly bearded patron saint of free software is launching this wad
of legal jargon Friday–with practically every geek on the planet
fixated on the retail debut of the iPhone–looking to steal a bit
of Apple Chief Steve Jobs’ hype…”

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