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From Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators:
Stallman’s free software movement was imperfectly named. Its goal was not to insist that all software come free of charge but that it be liberated from any restrictions. “When we call software ‘free,’ we mean that it respects the users’ essential freedoms: the freedom to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or without changes,” he repeatedly had to explain. “This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of ‘free speech,’ not ‘free beer.'”
This is the world I want to live in:
Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport… Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.
I wish this happened far more often (the rarity justifies this post), but I see us going in the direction of openness.
In departing, I wanted to share what I’ve learned about coding for America. At the end of the day, it’s not merely about technology and cities; instead it is about the optimism technology confers and the meaning that cities make us crave. What defines this movement is an unyielding belief in the possible. A constant and a fervent desire to try new things, to push new boundaries, to do important work. That’s rare, and that’s special.
Remembering Aaron – by Parker Higgins of the EFF.
Losing Aaron – A Boston Magazine interview with Aaron Swartz’s father, Bob.
It’s been over a year since Aaron took his life. I feel like I’m still dealing with my own feelings about Aaron’s passing. I was reading Aaron’s weblog today, specifically the post on his theory of change. His writing is still incredibly relevant today, and so are his causes. I hope we never forget the impact he had, and I hope we never forget this man who could have accomplished so much more.