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GPL ‘Last Call’ Aims to Make MS-Novell Deal Last of Its Kind

"Microsoft made a few mistakes in the Novell-Microsoft deal, and GPLv3 is designed to turn them against Microsoft, extending that limited patent protection to the whole community. In order to take advantage of this, programs need to use GPLv3," FSF Founder Richard Stallman noted on the FSF Web site in an essay about upgrading to GPLv3...

Latest GPL Draft Aims to Sink Microsoft-Novell Pact

The document, created by Richard Stallman in 1989 for the GNU free operating system project, was last fully revised in 1991 and provides users the right to openly and freely "study, copy, modify, reuse, share and redistribute software." "Other changes are being made in respons...

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Linux Hackers Bash GPLv3

"Contrary to what some have said, the GPLv3 draft has no use restrictions, and the final version won't either," said the group, which is led by original GPL author and free software giant Richard Stallman Arguing that the patent provisions of GPLv3 are necessary in order to av...

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Free Software Foundation’s Stallman Sets the Record Straight

Richard Stallman is a free software pioneer. As president of the Free Software Foundation and founder of the GNU Project, he is also an evangelist of a free society in which people have inaliable rights to run, study, copy and distribute software. As such, Stallman is often grieved when he reads news reports that lump the GNU Project in with the open source movement...

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Elections, Arrogance, Blogs and Passion

For OSS, as wementioned last week andthe week before, the Oracle move against Red Hat and the Microsoft-Novell deal might not have occurred had it not been for the incredibly arrogant way Richard Stallman was treating the companies that supported Linux I've covered companies f...

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Microsoft and Novell Team, Gateway Is Back, and Zune May Outsell iPod

Strangely enough -- much like it was with Oracle -- the real trigger for this relationship may have been the hostile activity that Richard Stallman had been taking, which was scaring the companies that supported Linux into action. For Oracle, this meant a predatory move to take control of Linux. For Novell, it meant a willingness to partner with Microsoft to address real customers concerns -- and by so doing create meaningful competitive advantage...

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Under IBM’s Hood, Oracle’s Linux Move, Apple’s Vista Surprise

The Linux crowd has been turning rather nasty and anti-corporate of late. Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project and Free Software Foundation, who seems to be acting like he owns Linux, has evidently gone so far as to refer to Linux founder Linus Torvalds as a traitor. And increasingly, some of the biggest corporate supporters of Linux were indicating they were getting worried...

Linux Hackers Skewer GPLv3

"Contrary to what some have said, the GPLv3 draft has no use restrictions, and the final version won't either," said the group, which is led by original GPL author and free software giant Richard Stallman Arguing that the patent provisions of GPLv3 are necessary in order to av...

GPLv3 Gets Second Draft

"This will be remembered in history as the summer Mr. Gates retired, and Mr. Stallman didn't," Moglen said, referring to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and to Richard Stallman, the father of the free software movement and principal author of the original GPL. "The idea of sharing has triumphed. We are winning, and we will win, but we have more work to do. It isn't over yet."

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Richard Stallman Sets the Free Software Record Straight

Richard Stallman is a free software pioneer. As president of the Free Software Foundation and founder of the GNU Project, he is also an evangelist of a free society in which people have inaliable rights to run, study, copy and distribute software. As such, Stallman is often grieved when he reads news reports that lump the GNU Project in with the open source movement...

GPL Version 3 Includes Revised Legal Provisions

Richard Stallman, the GPL's original author, and FSF General Counsel Eben Moglen scribed the latest rendition of what has become the most popular open-source license in the world. About 150,000 people are expected to provide their opinions on it in coming months All About Pat...

Free Software Foundation to Reveal GPL Version 3 Draft Today

Richard Stallman, the license's original author, and Eben Moglen, the general counsel for the Free Software Foundation (FSF), authored the latest rendition The public debate over GPL version 3.0 is expected to include comments from 150,000 people around the world. The FSF wil...

GPL Version 3 Draft Set for Release Next Week

Richard Stallman, the license's original author, and Eben Moglen, the general counsel for the Free Software Foundation (FSF), authored the latest rendition The public debate over GPL version 3.0 is expected to include comments from 150,000 people around the world. The FSF will...

GPL Revision Guidelines Made Public

"The guiding principle for developing the GPL is to defend the freedom of all users," said Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation. "As we address the issues raised by the community, we will do so in terms of the four basic freedoms software users are entitled to -- to study, copy, modify and redistribute the software they use."

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Open Source Meets Capitalism

A movement that began with computer programmer Richard Stallman's ideology of socialized software is growing up and taking the competitive -- and profit enhancing -- advantages of OS seriously. Indeed, even Microsoft, long resistant to the idea of open source, dispatched a representative to outline the lessons that can be drawn from OS software...

Computers with Security Chips Poised for Takeoff

In an essay titled "Can you trust your computer?" Richard Stallman, founderof the free software movement, the GNU project, and the Free SoftwareFoundation, wrote: "With a plan they call 'trusted computing,' large media corporations(including the movie companies and record comp...

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OpenSolaris: Beyond the Rhetoric

The question is whether OpenSolaris will become what Richard Stallman calls "free but shackled" -- unusable in the Free World because the entire program cannot run on an entirely free system. "The program is free software, but it is effectively shackled by its non-free dependencies," he said...

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Africa Proving To Be Next Frontier for Free and Open Software

"A compelling reason is the technological freedom that comes with Free Software [as advocated by Richard Stallman and others]. For a developing country, the technological freedom that comes with Free Software is important because it provides space to innovate without limits," said Mabaso...

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Just When I Had It All Figured Out

The next stage of evolution was the realization that free software propagates so just dealing with the first interaction was not enough. In order to reach his goal of "free software" abundance, Richard Stallman included copyleft features in the GPL that focus on the actions of downstream recipients...

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ADTI: Ready for Round Three with Open Sourcers

Many of those quoted in the report -- including Andrew Tanenbaum, professor ofcomputer science at Vrije University in Amsterdam and the author of MINIX, and Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, have vehemently challenged both the report's conclusions and the way their personal comments were construed in the report...

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