Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dec 30, 2009 - Computers - 232 pages
Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman is a book by Joshua Gay compiling different essays of Richard M. Stallman. * The intersection of ethics, law, business and computer software is the subject of these essays and speeches by MacArthur Foundation Grant winner, Richard M. Stallman. This collection includes historical writings such as The GNU Manifesto, which defined and launched the activist Free Software Movement, along with new writings on hot topics in copyright, patent law, and the controversial issue of "trusted computing." Stallman takes a critical look at common abuses of copyright law and patents when applied to computer software programs, and how these abuses damage our entire society and remove our existing freedoms. He also discusses the social aspects of software and how free software can create community and social justice. * The first edition was published 8 years ago by GNU Press under the GNU Free Documentation License. * Essays contained in this book deal mainly about ethics, law, business and their application to computer software. * The introduction is written by Lawrence Lessig, professor at Stanford University. * The book is divided into three main parts, and also includes a fourth one with GNU licenses:  The GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation,  Copyrights, Copylefts and Patents,  Creating a Free Society,  GNU Licenses. * Money raised from the sale of this book supports the development of free software and documentation.
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Review: Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. StallmanUser Review - Goodreads
Got this book at a tech conference from the Free Software Foundation. Great collection of essays by Richard Stallman, covering mostly technological matters but, as always, the discussion of liberty in ...
Review: Free Software, Free Society: Selected EssaysUser Review - Goodreads
Richard Stallman is considered an extremist by some, but it is hard to agree after reading this collection of his essays. His GNU project is firmly based in idealism, it is true, but it has been a ...
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