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Blog Entry The advantages of free software
by Richard Stallman published Jan 10, 2011 — filed under:
People outside the free software movement frequently ask about the practical advantages of free software. It is a curious question.
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Can we rescue OLPC from Windows?
by Richard Stallman published Apr 29, 2008 last modified Mar 25, 2014 03:03 PM
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It's not the Gates, it's the bars
by Richard Stallman published Apr 20, 2008 last modified Jun 18, 2015 04:38 PM
To pay so much attention to Bill Gates' retirement is missing the point. What really matters is not Gates, nor Microsoft, but the unethical system of restrictions that Microsoft, like many other software companies, imposes on its customers.
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Mac OS X mistakes and malfeatures
by Richard Stallman published Sep 28, 2009 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:04 PM
I have said in speeches that Apple could forcibly impose software changes in Mac OS X, just as Microsoft can with Windows. I heard this in the Mac community, but there is no published information that confirms it, and I now believe that I was misinformed. There is no evidence that Apple has installed software changes without the user's permission.
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Lest CodePlex perplex
by Richard Stallman published Oct 05, 2009 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:04 PM
Many in our community are suspicious of the CodePlex Foundation. With its board of directors dominated by Microsoft employees and ex-employees, plus apologist Miguel de Icaza, there is plenty of reason to be wary of the organization. But that doesn't prove its actions will be bad.
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Why I Will Not Sign the Public Domain Manifesto
by Richard Stallman published Feb 23, 2010 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:04 PM
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On Selling Exceptions to the GNU GPL
by Richard Stallman published Jan 07, 2010 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:05 PM
The practice of selling license exceptions became a hot topic when I co-signed Knowledge Ecology International's letter warning that Oracle's purchase of MySQL (plus the rest of Sun) might not be good for MySQL.
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An open response to Chris Frey regarding GFDL 1.3
by Richard Stallman published Dec 03, 2008 last modified May 17, 2010 04:43 PM
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Blog Entry Who does that server really serve?
by Richard Stallman published Mar 20, 2010 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:05 PM
On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.
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Blog Entry Network Services Aren't Free or Nonfree; They Raise Other Issues
by Richard Stallman published Apr 17, 2012
Programs and services are different kinds of entities. A program is a work that you can execute; a service is an activity that you might interact with.
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