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Open Source and Free Software:

Just for the record, in a response to my earlier posting about free software and copyright law, Richard Stallman sent me the following:

I am disappointed that you describe my work as "open source", because I disagree with that camp and I constantly struggle against the misinformation which labels my work that way. You might as well call my work "Republican". For instance, this sentence

Stallman understands this thoroughly ­ though the vast majority of commentators on the open source movement have missed this point.

is likely to lead readers to suppose erroneously that I am a supporter of the open source movement, ewhen in fact I disagree with it fundamentally.

See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/open-source-misses-the-point.html for an explanation of this disagreement.

Would you please replace "open source" with "free software" in this posting about my work?

Done.

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