Subject: Re: The Declaration of Software Freedom
From: Michael Tiemann <>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 07:24:13 -0500

A good start.  Since Lawrence Lessig was one of the first to
authoritatively address the issue of code as law (I used that analogy back
in 1988, but I was not a legal expert), I'd suggest getting Lawrence to
help on both the explanation and the declaration itself.


tony stanco wrote:
> Please sign The Declaration of Software Freedom at
> . RMS
> is the first signatory. The Declaration was written
> by a number of us at FreeDevelopers, with substantial
> re-writes by RMS. There is also an explanation on, Why
> FreeDevelopers.Net used the Declaration of Independence
> as the model for the Declaration of Software Freedom: Is
> software Law or Literature?
> In the coming weeks we will be unveiling the new form
> of commercial organization for software development
> promised in the Declaration.
> best regards,
> tony
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