The FSF is surveying computer users in an effort to renew its relevance, asking users for input on all manner of free and open source software issues.
Ieri sera sono incappato in un appello di FreeSoftware Foundation su Twitter, relativo ad un questionario da compilare in merito alla propria "visione" della fondazione stessa. Cliccando il link, quasi non ci volevo credere: trattasi proprio di un questionario relativo alla propria impressione sull'attività e sul ruolo di FSF, sugli obiettivi primari ed i metodi,
Linus Torvalds and the early supporters of the Linux project were interested primarily in a free-as-in-beer operating system, not ensuring that source code would be freely accessible.
We need to insist on free designs when we fabricate objects ourselves.
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I was a historian before I was an activist, and I've been reminded recently that a lot of younger hackers have a simplified and somewhat mythologized view of how our culture evolved, one which tend...
Glyn Moody wonders whether, given the decline of copyleft licences, it is time to contemplate switching to placing software in the Public Domain and addresses the commonly raised objections
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There are too many large U.S. corporations with outsized political power. But if we enact a progressive corporate income tax on gross income, companies would be able to reduce their tax rates by splitting themselves up.
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In 1985, Richard Stallman founded the free software movement and published a manifesto asking computer users to join him in advocating for, building, and spreading software that would guarantee its users certain liberties. Stallman published a "Free Software Definition" (FSD) that enumerated essential the rights of every user in regards to their software:
This is a personal post and does not neccessarily represent the views of Canonical or the Ubuntu community. Today Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project and Free Software Foundation wrote a critical post accusing Ubuntu of shipping spyware (which is referring to the online search capabilities of the Ubuntu dash). He goes on to
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Festering hacks, endlessly copied and pasted - thanks Eric!
Open Source Software Development as a Special Type of Academic Research. Critique of Vulgar Raymondism
The third part of our interviews series with Richard Stallman covers privacy in communication
The first part of our interview with Richard Stallman covers Restricted Boot and related issues
One of my commenters reports that he showed my essay on evaluating the harm from closed-source software to Richard Stallman, who became upset by it. It shouldn't be news to RMS or anyone else that ...
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