Stallman: Free Software Not Anti-Business

Douglas Carnall has an interview with the patriarch of free software Richard Stallman whom he interviewed at the recent Logiciel Libre conference in Bordeaux, France. An excerpt:

“Free software is not anti-business, says Stallman, it just changes the shape of the businesses that are possible. There are businesses to be made in the supply of physical
copies of software, in accrediting and guaranteeing particular installations of the software, and providing support and training for users of particular systems. But what should
not be done is to make money from restricting the supply of software through copyrights, patents, or trade secrecy agreements.”

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