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Links 1 through 10 of 53 by Simon Phipps tagged FSF

An excellent point being made here; if it is morally wrong to prevent someone expressing new software based on a previous work, why is it morally OK to prevent someone expressing a new song, picture, book or other creative work based on a previous work?

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The FSF's statement is pretty balanced. I can't help thininking they were forced to comment after misinterpretations of their advice on licensing were forcefully asserted by the proposers of the Apache podling despite correction from an FSF Board member.

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The FSF is now accepting BitCoins as a digital donation - send them a virtual handful, I just did.

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This article in The H has extensive comments by me that lay our my views pretty well in the context of a useful overall perspective on all that unites the software freedom communities.

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Richard Stallman does not believe that copying the headers alone from a GPLed file creates a derivative work.

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The OSI Board has welcomed the DoJ's further investigation of the sale of patents by CPTN, as well as endorsed the comments made by the FSF on the matter.

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The FSF and OSI collaboration to challenge the CPTN acquisition of Novell's patent portfolio continues. I agree completely with this FSF statement.

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Here's the FSF's announcement of the joint action with OSI.

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"Google could have avoided all this by building Android on top of IcedTea, a GPL-covered Java implementation based on Sun's original code, instead of an independent implementation under the Apache License. ... It's sad to see that Google apparently shunned [the GPL's] protections in order to make proprietary software development easier on Android."

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