Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Why Software Should Not Have Owners

Richard Stallman is a programmer that has literally changed the world. He has created the GNU project, where programmers develop software that they share with the world. This software is licensed using the GNU General Public License which allows users to freely copy and distribute this software to anyone. Most of the software bundled with Linux distributions is GNU software.

Not everyone may have heard of Mr. Stallman, so I've obtained one of his 1994 essays where he describes why software should be free. Click on this line to read his interesting thoughts. (Article opens new window.)

Categories: Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation, GNU, GNU General Public License, free software


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