Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jan 2007 20:47 UTC, submitted by ciaran
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The following is a transcript of a lecture given by Richard Stallman in Zagreb (Croatia/Hrvatska) on March 9th 2006. The lecture was given in English. Richard Stallman launched the GNU project in 1983, and with it the Free Software movement. Stallman is the president of FSF - a sister organisation of FSFE. Transcription of this presentation was undertaken by Ciarán O'Riordan."
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RE[5]: doh!
by Bounty on Thu 11th Jan 2007 18:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: doh!"
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"When has Stallman ever advocated violating a so-called "commercial license"? -rajj"

Near the beginning of the article we're discussing.

"[Section: Freedom two]

Freedom two is essential on fundamental ethical grounds, so that you can live an upright, ethical life as a member of your community. If you use a program that does not give you freedom number two, you're in danger of falling at any moment into a moral dilema. When your friend says "that's a nice program, could I have a copy?" At that moment, you will have to choose between two evils. One evil is: give your friend a copy and violate the licence of the program. The other evil is: deny your friend a copy and comply with the licence of the program.

Once you are in that situation, you should choose the lesser evil. The lesser evil is to give your friend a copy and violate the licence of the program. -Stallman" followed by [laughter]

I would say maybe he was joking because of the laughter... but then he goes on to explain "It may be the right thing to do, but it's not entirely good."

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RE[6]: doh!
by rajj on Thu 11th Jan 2007 19:00 in reply to "RE[5]: doh!"
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Congratulations, you took material from a parable out of context. If you read a little farther down near the 00:10:15 time mark you'll find:

"The other is: don't use proprietary software."

For someone accusing other's of using propaganda techniques, I think that was a cut and dried example of one.

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