The freedom to share and change software, in and of
itself, is less
directly important to society than other freedoms that we are all
But the concept
of sharing here, for the benefit of all, is unique.
Maybe, the success of Free Software, should trigger similar initiatives from other
dimensions as well, once the LOSS OF FREEDOM becomes all too pervasive and visible. Even
at that point, an attempt to turn the clock back, would be impossible, and one need not be
a pessimist to appreciate the futility of such an exercise.
aware of. At the same time, as society becomes
on computer use, it may be that we need freedom in using software if
we are to preserve our other freedoms.
But the medium of transmission and most
other components are out of our bounds, and are at the mercy of a few BIG PLAYERS. It
would heavily depend on these BIG PLAYERS, to allow us to use the slowly but steadily
These words, coming from you, RMS, show your closeness to the select FEW of ALL TIME