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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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What is GNU Emacs and do you want a copy?
by Richard Stallman last modified Jan 04, 2011 06:16 PM
Located in Bulletins / 1986 / February
Blog Entry Troff document When a company asks for your copyright
by Richard Stallman published Sep 29, 2010 last modified Feb 21, 2018 10:55 AM
Companies that develop free software and release it under the GNU GPL sometimes distribute some copies of the code in other ways. If they distribute the exact same code under a different license to certain users that pay for this, typically permitting including the code in proprietary programs, we call it "selling exceptions". If they distribute some version of the code solely in a proprietary manner, we call that releasing a purely proprietary version of the program.
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Why The Firm, Simple Declaration Against ACTA
by Richard Stallman published Jun 16, 2010 last modified May 20, 2014 12:31 PM
UPDATE: ACTA is a proposed multinational enforcement treaty. It has not been ratified by any country besides Japan, and has been rejected by the European Union. Therefore, we no longer consider ACTA a threat. But there's a new threat out there, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Located in Campaigns / ACTA
Blog Entry Digital economy bill: One clown giveth and the other clown taketh away
by Richard Stallman published Apr 06, 2010 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:05 PM
MPs are pushing for faster broadband in the digital economy bill – but also planning to restrict what the public can do with it
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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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Why I Will Not Sign the Public Domain Manifesto
by Richard Stallman published Feb 23, 2010 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:04 PM
Located in Blogs / RMS
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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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.
Located in Blogs / RMS
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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