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Re: gEDA-user: Free Dog meetings at MIT starting this September!

On Monday 16 August 2004 03:18 am, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Aug 13, 2004, at 5:02 PM, Karel Kulhavý wrote:
> > Hey the MIT sounds familiar to me - didn't the free
> > software revolution start there? Didn't Stallman work in
> > MIT AI Lab?
>    Sigh.  Free software has been the way of the UNIX world
> for decades.   Stallman *rode* it...he didn't invent it.

If you read his own comments, you will see that he knows that.  
He was working on a project he thought was free, then the group 
leader took it proprietary, in effect stealing it from him and 
others in the development group.  The real intent of GPL is to 
protect developers from losing their own work.

Check out history of Macsyma and Maxima for more info.