Wow. After reading about Microsoft’s renewed assault on the rest of the world, I was reminded how brilliant Richard Stallman was in creating the GNU Public License (GPL). It was created 20 years ago to keep free software free, predicting exactly what Microsoft is trying to do today. The software patent system is totally broken and Microsoft is taking advantage of that broken system to try and kill free software. Interesting times indeed. Here’s a GETV interview we did with Richard Stallman last year at HOPE, explaining the freedoms of software creation and why they are important.
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