Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman

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Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman

Introduction by Lawrence Lessig Edited by Joshua Gay

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. . . . . . . . . . 43 4 Why Software Should Not Have Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 5 What’s in a Name? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 6 Why “Free Software” is Better than “Open Source” . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 7 Releasing Free Software if You Work at a University . . . . . . . . . . . 63 8 Selling Free Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 9 Free Software Needs Free Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 10 Free Software Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Section Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 11 The Right to Read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 12 Misinterpreting Copyright—A Series of Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 13 Science Must ‘Push’ Copyright Aside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 14 What is Copyleft? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 15 Copyleft: Pragmatic Idealism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 16 The Danger of Software Patents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Section Three . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 17 Can You Trust Your Computer? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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