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Links 07/16/2009

July 16, 2009
  • If most developers contribute to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because they’re forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public License?

    Free Software Foundation

    That’s the question that hit me last night as I tried to sleep in the shadow of Richard Stallman’s MIT. Stallman, of course, originated the GPL, a brilliant way to turn copyright on its head in order to force software to remain open.

    tags: standards, open, source

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