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Re: Learning from Free Software (was Re: [Fsfe-uk] Explanation of Tivosi

From: Ciaran O'Riordan
Subject: Re: Learning from Free Software (was Re: [Fsfe-uk] Explanation of Tivosiation and problems - comment sought)
Date: 19 Dec 2006 11:00:32 +0000
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graham <address@hidden> writes:
> rms's [...] done many things but inventing the idea of free
> software isn't one of them

Yes.  He launched the free software movement, but free software is as old as
software itself.

In the 60s, all or most software cam with source code and nothing prohibited
or prevented recipients from using, modifying, sharing, or redistributing.

In the 70s this started to change and in 1983 RMS launched a movement to
bring these freedoms back.

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