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Saturday, September 10, 2005
 Free Software Freedom Day Foundation!

[Woke up in the middle of the night for no good reason, and posting here thus far looks the best way to kill time.]

So it's around the Software Freedom Day in the western hemisphere too. Apparently the Toronto team contact-person is a jerk who has not replied to my two emails. He should have received some cool tees... Anyway, I've burned a few GNOME 2.12 LiveCDs to hand out tomorrow.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Free Software Foundation too, one of the main copyright holders over the code underlying our GNU/Linux desktop. It would be quite interesting to do a SLOC analysis of a typical GNU/Linux system based on copyright holders and licenses. For what it's worth, I've become an associate member of FSF for a year now, pretty painless way to donate a few bucks every month to one foundation that fights most for your software freedom rights, join now.

Interesting how all that code will remain copyrighted for the life of the author plus 70 years.

Be interesting if the FSF asked contributors to limit their own copyright to 50 years and then have it go into the Public Domain. For software 50 years is still a very long time.
wow...I found your site (oddly enough) through the google map linked to the ubuntu planet page. I was wondering why software freedom day was such a non-event in Toronto. In fact, I shouldn't have hesistated to do more despite thinking that someone in Toronto had it covered...sheesh.
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