richard stallman and free software as a social movement

Here are some links about free software as a social movement:

Update:  Jenn Lena adds a link in the comments, a 9000+ word rider on Stallman’s speaking contract.

Written by teppo

December 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm

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  1. You’ve somehow overlooked my favorite part: the rider on his speaking contract:


    Jenn Lena

    December 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm

  2. Probably I am oblivious to some on-going or published works, but I think this is something that many social scientists are involved in (e.g., the use of R, LaTex, etc.) but have been oblivious to as a real important research topic. Like Stallman, Donald Knuth, who compiled codes for tex, refuses to use email, but probably for other reasons (



    December 29, 2011 at 10:06 pm

  3. The rider is totally one of my favorite bits. I blame Gelman.



    December 30, 2011 at 2:56 pm

  4. The second link is interesting in its own right. Here’s a list of word occurrences:

    73 software
    59 free
    32 patent[s]
    29 freedom
    25 system
    23 people
    21 gnu
    19 operating
    16 users
    16 linux
    13 unix
    12 movement, business
    11 power
    9 programs, ideas
    8 globalization, computing, computer



    January 1, 2012 at 5:26 pm

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