Why it's time to stop using open source licences

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 13, 2013 7:26 PM EDT
The H Open; By Glyn Moody
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Free software is built on a paradox. In order to give freedom to users, free software licences use something that takes away freedom – copyright, which is an intellectual monopoly based on limiting people's freedom to share, not enlarging it. That was a brilliant hack when Richard Stallman first came up with it in 1985, with the GNU Emacs General Public Licence, but maybe now it's time to move on.

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Article glosses over humanities rotten nature. r_a_trip 21 853 Feb 16, 2013 5:08 PM

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