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Re: RMS rewriting history (rewriting book about himself)


From: chrisv
Subject: Re: RMS rewriting history (rewriting book about himself)
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 22:34:24 +0200

"Alexander Terekhov" <address@hidden> wrote news:address@hidden
Original:

http://oreilly.com/openbook/freedom/ch09.html

"Mark Fischer, a Boston attorney specializing in intellectual-property
law, recalls discussing the license with Stallman during this period.
"Richard had very strong views about how it should work," Fischer says,
"He had two principles. The first was to make the software absolutely as
open as possible. The second was to encourage others to adopt the same
licensing practices."

Encouraging others to adopt the same licensing practices meant closing
off the escape hatch that had allowed privately owned versions of Emacs
to emerge. To close that escape hatch, Stallman and his free software
colleagues came up with a solution: users would be free to modify GNU
Emacs just so long as they published their modifications. In addition,
the resulting "derivative" works would also have carry the same GNU
Emacs License.

The revolutionary nature of this final condition would take a while to
sink in. At the time, Fischer says, he simply viewed the GNU Emacs
License as a simple contract. It put a price tag on GNU Emacs' use.
Instead of money, Stallman was charging users access to their own later
modifications. That said, Fischer does remember the contract terms as
unique."

New version:

http://static.fsf.org/nosvn/faif-2.0.pdf

"Mark Fischer, a Boston copyright attorney who initially provided
Stallman's legal advice, recalls discussing the license with Stallman
during this period. "Richard had very strong views about how it should
work," Fischer says, "He had two principles. The first was to make the
software absolutely as open as possible." (By the time he said this,
Fischer seems to have been inuenced by open source supporters; Stallman
never sought to make software "open.") "The second was to encourage
others to adopt the same licensing practices."

The requirements in the license were designed for the second goal. The
revolutionary nature of this final condition would take a while to sink
in. At the time, Fischer says, he simply viewed the GNU Emacs license as
a simple trade. It put a price tag on GNU Emacs' use. Instead of money,
Stallman was charging users access to their own later modifications.
That said, Fischer does remember the license terms as unique."

<chuckles>

regards,
alexander.

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RMS is a loser, a fscking filthy POS!
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