Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Sep 2007 04:14 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Here is an interview with Richard Stallman about a range of free software topics including GPLv3 and comment on the Microsoft patent issue. Stallman has a go at Linus Torvalds even suggesting that if people want to keep their freedom they better not follow Torvalds. From the interview: "The fact that Torvalds says "open source" instead of "free software" shows where he is coming from. I wrote the GNU GPL to defend freedom for all users of all versions of a program. I developed version 3 to do that job better and protect against new threats. Torvalds says he rejects this goal; that's probably why he doesn't appreciate GPL version 3. I respect his right to express his views, even though I think they are foolish. However, if you don't want to lose your freedom, you had better not follow him."
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RE[2]: GPL is no good
by postmodern on Wed 12th Sep 2007 07:16 UTC in reply to "RE: GPL is no good"
postmodern
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2006-01-27

Socialism doesn't involve government coercion, your thinking of Communism.

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RE[3]: GPL is no good
by rajj on Wed 12th Sep 2007 07:21 in reply to "RE[2]: GPL is no good"
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2005-07-06

Bzzzt. Communism is an economic model. Socialism is a governing model.

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RE[4]: GPL is no good
by postmodern on Wed 12th Sep 2007 07:31 in reply to "RE[3]: GPL is no good"
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2006-01-27

Paraphrasing Wikipedia, socialism is listed as a socio-economic model where wealth and property distribution is managed by the 'community'. You can have direct socialism such as workers'-councils or indirect socialism exercised by the state.

Communism is more considered to be a subset of Socialism, but with more specific goals such as creating a classless/state-less society with common-ownership of production.

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