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Moglen's subbatical--what is he doing?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Moglen's subbatical--what is he doing?
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:57:00 -0000

According to

Eben Moglen is "presently on sabbatical leave until September 2011."

Does anyone have an idea regarding what he might have stated in his
sabbatical leave application?

The search on yielded the following amusing info:

"Professor Eben Moglen is a central figure in the free software
movement, which seeks to eliminate the proprietary nature of computer
code. “In the 21st century, software is becoming a public utility, not a
product,” says Prof. Moglen, founder of the Software Freedom Law Center,
who speaks to groups around the country. He strongly disagrees with the
premise of the law of copyright based on the idea that important
products will not be made without incentives. Instead, he argues that
for certain kinds of products, information-sharing will produce
higher-quality material.  Chasing copyright violators, he says, is a
waste of time and energy. “We’re all connected. You’ll spend more
putting barbed wire around the thing you’re protecting than it is
Prof. Moglen is involved in the project to revise the current “GNU
General Public License,” or GPL2. Though most aren’t familiar with the
term, people worldwide who use everyday technology benefit from GPL2, a
widely used free software license. It grants recipients the freedom to
modify and redistribute software and makes it possible for programmers
to share code. Prof. Moglen serves as top legal counsel for Richard
Stallman, a leading architect of the free software movement and
president of the Free Software Foundation, which is working on GPL
version 3. Says Prof. Moglen, “Free software presents an attempt to
construct a commons in cyberspace.” "



(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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