[News] [FS] The Story About the Birth of Free Software, Free Content Revolution in the Making

[News] [FS] The Story About the Birth of Free Software, Free Content Revolution in the Making

Post by Roy Schest » Mon, 25 Jun 2007 22:42:05


Roads to the GPL

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| The path to GNU was not smooth. Betrayed by his community, Stallman
| continued to live and work in his office at MIT, and dedicate his
| energy, his talents and his considerable stubbornness to reviving the
| culture, and the impossible dream of making software free.
|
| As far as the hackers at the AI Lab had been concerned the code they
| had written had always been free, in the sense that it was in the
| public domain, but they had had no concept of free software, as it
| came to be known, because the concept of ownership of software was
| alien to the culture of the Lab, and if software couldn't be owned,
| how could it be free?
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

The same type of idea, backed by the Web's bandwidth, makes peer production an
actual business.

YouTube signs deal with 20-year-old's dating show

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| There have been a lot of questions about how YouTube would implement this
| revenue-sharing deal. But Brandon's story seems to show good news. Apparently
| YouTube's money won't be limited to just the big-media video producers like
| the major motion picture and television producers.
|
| YouTube will also share some of its money with 20-year-olds who have big
| dreams.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/
%20/2007/06/22/youtube-signs-deal-with-20-year-olds-dating-show/