March 21, 2001

Richard M. Stallman addresses Brazilian Congress -dupe

Author: JT Smith

From LinuxPR: Today Richard M. Stallman, founder and
president of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), addressed the members of the
Brazilian Congress on the issues of free software, the ethics of copyright, and the
dangers of software patents. Stallman stressed both the ethical and practical
importance of free software, which grants other developers the freedom to
examine and improve the software. He also discussed issues of copyright and
patents, and how they should be interpreted in terms of freedom for software
users and programmers.
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