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Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman

@inproceedings{Stallman2002FreeSF,
  title={Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman},
  author={Richard M. Stallman},
  year={2002}
}
  • R. Stallman
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology, History, Engineering
Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman is a book by Joshua Gay compiling different essays of Richard M. Stallman. * The intersection of ethics, law, business and computer software is the subject of these essays and speeches by MacArthur Foundation Grant winner, Richard M. Stallman. This collection includes historical writings such as The GNU Manifesto, which defined and launched the activist Free Software Movement, along with new writings on hot topics in copyright… Expand
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