Open Source Is Good, But How Can IT Do Good?
Linux Journal, August 5th, 2019
August 5, 2019,
Volume 257, Issue 1

Open-source coders: we know you are good - now do good

"The ethical use of computers has been at the heart of free software from the beginning. Here's what Richard Stallman told me when I interviewed him in 1999 for my book Rebel Code:

'The free software movement is basically a movement for freedom. It's based on values that are not purely material and practical. It's based on the idea that freedom is a benefit in itself. And that being allowed to be part of a community is a benefit in itself, having neighbors who can help you, who are free to help you - they are not told that they are pirates if they help you - is a benefit in itself, and that that's even more important than how powerful and reliable your software is...'"

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