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PUBLIC MARKS from bader with tags politique & opensource

February 2007

Eben Moglen on Free Software and Social Justice

He explains the economic reality and moral justification for free software, and its role in the struggle for human freedom historically and in society at large.

October 2006

What's wrong with software patents? | Free Software Magazine

The simple question “what’s wrong with software patents?” stirs up controversy and divides the IT industry into two camps like no other. Every group has their own ideology about software patents. Those who don’t like them claim that they are anti-competitive, that they are tools used by industry giants to crush free and open software, that they are bad for innovation, that they are monopolies, etc. Those who like them claim that they are simply units of intellectual property, to be traded like any other commodity.

Free / Open Source Research Community (Online Papers)

In the spirit of free and open source software (F/OSS), we are attempting to establish a community in which information will be freely exchanged, so that we may further the understanding of open source and its implications outside the realm of software development. We invite researchers to post their papers on open source and free software here, and to add themselves to the research directory, so that our community can become steadily larger and more comprehensive.