Richard Stallman Interview

Posted by guiodic on Sep 18, 2008 3:06 AM EDT
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Richard Stallman talks about GNU’s 25th anniversary, Google Chrome, sharing non-free software, preinstalled GNU/Linux on pc, NDA, OLPC XO

Talking to an Italian Blogger, RMS says: "I hope someone will distribute free binaries made from the Chrome sources." The license for those [Google Chrome] binaries is unacceptable for several reasons. For instance, it says you give Google the right to change your software and requires you to accept whatever changes they decide to impose. It purports to forbid reverse engineering. It also uses the confusing and biased propaganda term “intellectual property”. (See [] for why this term should never be used.) You should not agree to those terms. Google is following the footsteps of Firefox. Firefox has done this since it first appeared: the source code is free, but the binaries released by the Mozilla Foundation carry an unacceptable EULA

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