Free Software and Freedom of Speech

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  • Article: ”Die Gedanken Sind Frei”: Free Software and the Struggle for Free Thought. Wizards of OS 3, Opening Keynote. Eben Moglen. June 10, 2004

URL = http://moglen.law.columbia.edu/publications/berlin-keynote.pdf


Abstract

The Free Software Movement is one aspect of the centuries-long struggle for freedom of speech and the freedom of ideas. Like other aspects of that historic struggle it is joined to the related movement for social and economic redistribution. In this talk I consider the Free Software Movement in its historical context, and present my view of the issues that presently face us in relation to the larger history of our struggle.