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Innovation Loses If Open Source Wins

One thing that is perfectly clear is that -- in a future open-source software world -- attorneys will flourish, especially if the recent spate of subpoenas is any indication. SCO has served Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Stuart Cohen of the Open Source Development Labs, Transmeta legal counsel John Horsley and Novell...

SCO Files Subpoenas To Summon Stallman and Torvalds

SCO spokesperson Mark Modersitzki told LinuxInsider that while the new subpoenas are not a direct response to IBM's subpoenas, SCO has filed its own subpoenas for Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Free Software Foundation president Richard Stallman, Transmeta and the Open Source Development Lab, both of which have employed Torvalds. In addition, the subpoenas include Novell, the original owner of the Unix source-code copyrights, and an executive at Linux set-top-box maker Digeo...

SCO Takes Linux Licensing Fight Further

*Editor's Correction Note: The original version of this article incorrectly identified the Free Software Foundation as a proponent of open-source software instead of free software. Richard Stallman, president of the Free Software Foundation, writes: "Actually we advocate free software (free as in freedom), and have done so since 1985. This means users should be free to study, change, and redistribute software much as cooks study, change, and redistribute recipes. The open source movement was founded years later, in 1998, by people in the free software community that liked our software and practices but rejected our ideals." We apologize for this error...

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Keep an Open Mind About Open Source: It’s the Law!

A big part of the Oregon proposal has to do with saving money by buying freely available software. Barnhart writes in a comment on the legislation posted on his Web site that open source could save the state "millions of dollars." With IT spending growth worldwide still forecast to be between negative 1 percent and positive 6 or 7 percent in 2003, it's no surprise that programs that cost little or nothing are appealing to many. In that sense, Barnhart's bill really does take "free software" to mean "free as in beer," as Richard Stallman feared many would...

The Napster War: Piracy or Persecution?

Richard Stallman, a prominent member of the open-source community, believes that Napster is "a good idea" from a practical point of view, because the service helps draw people to concerts. Stallman contends that musicians make their real money through concerts and merchandising, while most of the profits from CDs go to the music labels.

E-Commerce Patent Wars Must End

From there, the controversy was further inflamed when Richard Stallman, an early developer of the Linux operating system, called for a boycott of Amazon in an article posted on the Linux Today Web site. ...

eBay Gains Ground in Auction Payment War

From there, the controversy was further inflamed when Richard Stallman, an early developer of the Linux operating system, called for a boycott of Amazon in an article posted on the Linux Today Web site. ...

A Kinder, Gentler Jeff Bezos?

The saga began in earnest last December when Richard Stallman, an early developer of the Linux operating system, called for a boycott of Amazon in an article posted on the Linux Today Web site. Stallman's call-to-action was a response to Amazon's attempt to prevent Barnesandn...

Amazon Boycott Rhetoric Reaches Absurd Heights

Earlier this week, I wrote a column about the boycott of Amazon.com that has been called for by Richard Stallman, an early developer of the Linux operating system My opinion was that Amazon should not be boycotted, which touched off a flurry of debate and commentary. Now, afte...

Should Amazon Be Boycotted?

Richard Stallman, an early developer of the Linux operating system, called for a boycott of Amazon in an article posted on the Linux Today Web site. Stallman's call-to-action is a response to Amazon's attempt to prevent barnesandnoble.com from using its patented 1-Click techn...

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