Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 21:10 UTC, submitted by ciaran
GNU, GPL, Open Source This was Stallman's first talk since the release of draft 3. He explains how the 'tivoisation' clause was narrowed to encourage wider adoption, how the Novell-MS deal is tackled in two directions, and why the Additional Requirements section was dismantled, among other things. Possibly an interesting sidenote is an interview he gave straight after the talk.
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FUD runs both ways?
by Bounty on Thu 5th Apr 2007 16:31 UTC
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2006-09-18

Is it just me, or does the FUD seem to run both ways.

"Developing a non-free program is no contribution to society. It's an attack on freedom and social solidarity." -Stallman

I have this perception that society got better with the advent of the information age, which seems to have included much proprietary software. I don't think the guys making Pacman were really attacking fredoom and social soidarity?

Maybe there should be a fifth freedom: The freedom to attempt to give you, or sell you whatever I choose to.

(that could include binaries encapsulated in an EULA)

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RE: FUD runs both ways?
by r_a_trip on Thu 5th Apr 2007 16:59 in reply to "FUD runs both ways?"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe there should be a fifth freedom: The freedom to attempt to give you, or sell you whatever I choose to.

(that could include binaries encapsulated in an EULA)


This freedom already exists, otherwise there would be no proprietary software.

As an aside: If you make use of the "fifth freedom", I will use the "sixth". No thank you, I don't think your proprietary wares fit my needs.

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RE[2]: FUD runs both ways?
by MollyC on Thu 5th Apr 2007 21:51 in reply to "RE: FUD runs both ways?"
MollyC Member since:
2006-07-04

"s an aside: If you make use of the "fifth freedom", I will use the "sixth". No thank you, I don't think your proprietary wares fit my needs."

Your "sixth freedom" already exists as well.

Now that that's settled, can we move to the point where people can use either of the fifth or sixth freedoms without some proclaiming usage of either of those freedoms to be inherently evil to society?

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