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Free software and patents

From: Steven White <Steven.White@ci.bloomington.mn.us>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 11:38:06 -0600
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This is a note of support for the position of the Free Software 
Foundation regarding patents and the internet.

The basic foundations of the internet should be fee of 
restrictions like patents, or anything that gives ownership
to one company.  People should have the right to make
proprietary software, but they should have the right to make
free (speech, not beer) software also.  That software should
rest on top of a foundation that is free (beer, not speech) for
all to use.

Steven White
City of Bloomington
2215 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington MN 55431-3096
952-563-4882 (voice)
952-563-4672 (fax)
Received on Tuesday, 26 November 2002 13:28:32 UTC

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