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May 15, 2007

Richard Stallman on Free Software in Education

Filed under: GNU/Linux, interviews — shirwa @ 8:23 am

I came across very interesting interview with Richard Stallman on Free Software in Education. Give a listen.


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  1. Hey, shirwa
    This interview is very nice, I listened to it couple of days ago and it states definition of Free in terms of Free Software such that Free in this case does not mean zero price.

    The interview also touches on why Free Software should be used in schools over proprietary software, Stallman gives a very good reason for this and that is, if a student wanted to know how a program they were using at school worked, and that program was Free software then he/she can study the code of that software with the teacher. However if that program was proprietary software then teacher wouldn’t be able to help the student and simply tell him/her that how the program works is a secret and that I cannot help you.

    Comment by chuck — May 15, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

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