March 20, 2001
Richard M. Stallman addresses Brazilian Congress on free software and ethics
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."