Book:Free Software, Free Society

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Title:Free Software, Free Society
Author:Richard Stallman
Subjects:Computer Science
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License:All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright
Description:This is the bible of the Free Software movement, and the author is the main personality behind that movement. The essays collected in this book are quite accessible to ordinary mortals, and not just computer gurus. Lawrence Lessig draws heavily on Stallman’s ideas in Free Culture

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The intersection of ethics, law, business and computer software is the subject of these essays and speeches by MacArthur Foundation Grant winner, Richard M. Stallman. This collection includes historical writings such as The GNU Manifesto, which defined and launched the activist Free Software Movement, along with new writings on hot topics in copyright, patent law, and the controversial issue of “trusted computing.” Stallman takes a critical look at common abuses of copyright law and patents when applied to computer software programs, and how these abuses damage our entire society and remove our existing freedoms. He also discusses the social aspects of software and how free software can create community and social justice.

Available free as a pdf, or in papercopy from GNU.

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URL:http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/fsfs/rms-essays.pdf
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