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“Your criticisms are completely wrong”: Stallman on software patents, 20 years in
Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:21

From ArsTechnica:

Free software guru makes a still-unpopular plea with new urgency—just ban them.

The large, bearded man bounded to the front of the room last Friday, hand thrust into the air, fingers shaking. It was a question-and-answer session, but he clearly wouldn't be able to wait long. He began speaking just before a conference organizer moved to hand him the microphone.

"So many stupid insults—and mistakes!" shouted Richard Stallman, the father of the free software movement. "I proposed a way to solve the problem! It's elegant, and it gets right to the point. Your criticisms are completely wrong."




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